GP crisis looms in the Borders

New figures have revealed that the number of GP practices in NHS Borders has decreased under the SNP.

The statistics from ISD show that NHS Borders has lost two practices since 2008.

Concerns over job cuts at Mainetti

Borders MSP, Rachael Hamilton has expressed her concern at that the Jedburgh company is projected to make a loss for a second year, impacting on local jobs.

Worrying rise in domestic abuse in the Borders

New figures have revealed that 1,090 incidents of domestic abuse were recorded by the police in the Scottish Borders in 2017-18. The figure is up 20% since 2014-15.

It means there are now 3 incidents each day within the local council area.

Major failings at NHS Borders

NHS Borders has been escalated to a category ‘Stage 4’ amidst a long list of missed targets and staffing issues.

‘Just a Card’ campaign launched in the Borders

In the run up to Small Business Saturday, Rachael Hamilton MSP met with Sarah Cowan, the owner of Eckford-based small business, Lettica, to hear about the ‘Just a Card’ campaign.

Borders’ MSP marks Small Business Saturday

Rachael Hamilton MSP visited local shops and businesses in and around Kelso to mark Small Business Saturday.

Ms Hamilton visited Swan Shoes, Seasons Café and Balloons, Tony Huggins-Haig Gallery, Hendersyde Self-Catering Farm Cottages and Lettica of Eckford.

No improvement in punctuality at Tweedbank

The latest ScotRail figures have shown there has been no improvement in punctuality at Tweedbank Station.

Figures show that nearly 1 in 7 trains (14%) still do not arrive or depart within 5 minutes of their scheduled time at the station.

MSP calls for more arthritis support

Rachael Hamilton MSP held a Member’s Debate on access to work for those living with rheumatoid arthritis.

Ms Hamilton spoke of her own experience of living with arthritis and how she wants to help those living with the condition to access their full potential.