Standing up for local services

I have always stood up for and championed local services.

I voted against the closure of Duns and Jedburgh Sheriff Courts. 

I have been at the forefront of the campaign for the reopening of Reston station, which has been delayed time and time again by the SNP Government.

I support the Council in it's desire to protect frontline services despite facing cuts of more than £13m from the SNP Government.



Hawick Post Office Closure

The Sandbed Post Office in Hawick has closed until further notice.

It is understood that the closure is due to circumstances beyond Post Office Ltd’s control.

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.

New mobile branch service for RBS given ‘cautious’ welcome

The Royal Bank of Scotland have published a new timetable for their mobile branch services in the Scottish Borders.

The timetable maintains all existing stops, with some towns in the Borders receiving an extra mobile banking service and the van stopping for longer in some towns.