Improving transport for all

I will continue my campaign for increased investment in our roads network. Whilst the re-opening of the railway to Galashiels is assist the central Borders, more needs to be done to protect vital bus links, and invest in proper roads in other parts of the Borders.

I support the re-opening of Reston station and greater investment in our bus routes, the dualling of the A1 and extending the railway to Hawick and onto Carlisle.


Lamont backs December election

Local MP John Lamont has said he will be voting again for a General Election this evening as the only way to get Brexit sorted.


New £395m Borderlands Growth Deal Agreed

A new £395m growth deal for the Scottish Borders and wider Borderlands region has been signed today.

Representatives from the UK Government, the Scottish Government and five councils that represent the region were in Peebles today to sign the Heads of Terms for investment.

Commercial flights return to Carlisle Airport

The first commercial passenger flight to leave Carlisle Airport in more than 25 years have been taking off this week.

Scottish airline Loganair will be providing flights to London, Belfast and Dublin.

ScotRail Public Meeting

Senior ScotRail executives are set to receive a grilling about the performance of the Borders Railway at a public meeting Galashiels.

Borderlands funding announced in Spring Statement

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond MP is expected to announce the UK Government will be contributing £260m to the Borderlands Growth Deal.

The UK Government has been supporting Growth Deals across the UK since 2014. To date, this has included more than £1.3bn of investment in Scotland.