RBS slammed for ‘pathetic’ evidence session

RBS Chief Executive, Ross McEwan has appeared before the Scottish Affairs Committee to try to justify the bank’s closure of branches across Scotland, in what Borders MP John Lamont has described as a “pathetic” evidence session.

Newcastleton petrol station ‘transforming’ local community

John Lamont MP has said that a new community run petrol station is ‘transforming’ Newcastleton, following a visit to the forecourt.

The new community owned facility, will ‘pump back’ in to the community, 1p for every litre of fuel sold.

Borders Community Care Sunday Club

Local MP John Lamont recently attended Cornerstone Connects’s Sunday Club in Galashiels.

Run by local volunteers with Cornerstone, one of Scotland’s largest charities, the Sunday Club is a chance for people with learning difficulties to meet and access support services.

New laws proposed to clamp down on nuisance calls

New proposals designed to clamp down on nuisance phone calls are being introduced in the House of Commons today.

Stirling MP Stephen Kerr will introduce a Ten-Minute Rule Bill aimed to tackle existing loopholes and introduce better regulation for unsolicited nuisance phone calls.

Lamont backs local winner for Grand National Charity Bet

Ahead of the Grand National this weekend, local MP John Lamont has backed a Borders winner by putting a charity bet on Sandy Thomson’s Seeyouatmidnight.

Placing the £25 each way bet at Ladbrokes in Kelso, any winnings will go to MND Scotland.