Lamont warns against rural school closure

Scottish Borders Council has announced it will start a wide-ranging review of its school provision across the region, against a background of “ongoing financial challenges.”

The review comes as the Council’s budget has been slashed by £8.9m by the SNP Government in the past year alone.

Lamont welcomes launch of new Hawick Paper

A new paper will launch in the Scottish Borders this week.

The Hawick Paper, edited by Jason Marshall, will be on sale weekly in the town.

Local MSP John Lamont has wished the team well and lodged a Parliamentary motion highlighting the importance of local media.

Borders roads on course to be the worst in Scotland

A new report has found that roads in the Borders are set to become the worst in the whole of Scotland.

Figures from Audit Scotland’s “Maintaining Scotland’s Roads” report show that almost a half of roads maintained by the council are in an unacceptable condition. 

Farming payments remain a concern at Border Union Show

Farmers in the Borders continue to be frustrated as many are still waiting for CAP payments, 8 months after they were due to receive them.

This was the clear message from another popular Border Union Agricultural Show, local MSP John Lamont has said.

1000th Advice Surgery

I am delighted to announce that I will soon be holding my 1,000th advice surgery as your Member of the Scottish Parliament.