Scottish Government investment in major Borders roads falls by a half

New figures show that investment in Trunk Roads in the Scottish Borders has fallen by a more than half under the SNP.

In the past 4 years, a total of £2.8m has been spent on Trunk Road improvements in the Borders. Over the previous 4 years, £6.5m was spent on the same 5 key routes.

Fuel Poverty in the Borders becoming an increasing problem

Local MSP John Lamont has joined calls for a “transformational change” to help tackle fuel poverty in the Borders as new figures show the percentage of clients of a leading debt charity struggling to pay their electricity bills has more than doubled in a single year.

Lamont tries his hand in local Sainsbury’s stores

Local MSP John Lamont got behind his local food counters in Hawick and Kelso Sainsbury’s stores recently to experience a day in the life of a staff and learn a bit about preparing food and serving local customers. 

Yetholm Primary Hold ‘Mini – Election’ as US goes to the polls

Pupils at Yetholm Primary School are using the US Presidential election to learn about campaigning and politics.

Local MSP John Lamont was invited to speak to pupils about what it is like to be an election candidate ahead of their own ‘Mini-Election’.