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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.

New £395m Borderlands Growth Deal Agreed

A new £395m growth deal for the Scottish Borders and wider Borderlands region has been signed today.

Representatives from the UK Government, the Scottish Government and five councils that represent the region were in Peebles today to sign the Heads of Terms for investment.