Selkirk’s Cancer Research UK Tartan comes to Westminster

Cancer Research UK’s new tartan scarf, which is being produced in Selkirk, made an appearance in the House of Commons this week.

The team behind the project paid a visit to London to promote the scarf at Westminster and to meet with colleagues at Cancer Research’s HQ.

Animal Welfare Laws further strengthened

Local MP John Lamont has welcomed plans by the UK Government to strengthen animal welfare laws.


Speaking in a Westminster Hall debate today, the MP said that leaving the EU gives the UK an opportunity to further strengthen animal welfare laws.


Galashiels Academy Visits Westminster

Students from Galashiels Academy recently paid a visit to Westminster to learn more about how the UK Parliament works.

The group of 26 senior pupils studying within the Social Subjects Faculty visited the Parliament this week to attend a workshop and have a tour of the building.

Lamont new Co-Chair of Parliamentary Group on Broadband

Local MP John Lamont has been appointed as the new Co-Chair of an influential Parliamentary group on broadband.


The APPG on Broadband and Digital Communication this week voted in John Lamont MP and Kirstene Hair, the MP for Angus as new Co-Chairs of the group.


Scottish Affairs Committee launches inquiry into RBS closures

Senior figures at RBS have been called before Westminster’s Scottish Affairs Committee to explain their decision to close 62 branches across Scotland.


Last week, the bank announced the closures, which included 6 in the Scottish Borders.

Number 51 & 52 bus service at risk

The future of local bus services which link Jedburgh and Kelso to Edinburgh has been put under threat as it emerges Midlothian Council is reviewing its subsidy provided to the service.