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Kelso Nominated in Great British High Street Awards

Local MP, John Lamont, has welcomed Kelso being shortlisted for a prestigious Great British High Street Award.

The market town has been nominated in the Rising Star category with 27 other towns from across the UK, including only 7 in Scotland.

Wilton Lodge Park

Wilton Lodge Park is in the running for a major national award recognising the best parks in the UK.

Surgery tour success in the Borders

John Lamont MP and Rachael Hamilton MSP have completed their 6-week long surgery tour of the Borders.

The surgery tour was the largest in Scotland, and took in 84 towns and villages from Newcastleton in the south west, to St Abbs in the north east of the region.

Cost of rural crime in Scotland up 62% since 2018

New figures show that the cost rural theft in Scotland has risen by 62% in a year.

The 2019 Rural Crime Report figures are based on insurance claims from leading rural insurer NFU Mutual. They also shows that claims have risen by 12% to £50m across the UK, a seven-year high.