Annual summer surgery tour called off

Local politicians, John Lamont MP and Rachael Hamilton MSP, have announced that their annual summer surgery tour is cancelled due to COVID-19.

COVID-19 tracing app must be UK wide

Borders politicians are urging the Scottish Government to work collaboratively with the UK Government on developing a ‘track and trace’ Covid-19 app.

Local MP appointed to Scottish Affairs Committee

Borders MP, John Lamont, has been reappointed as a member of the Scottish Affairs Committee.

Mr Lamont previously served on the committee as Deputy Chair between 2017 and the election in December 2019. The committee has not reconvened since.

Tourists slammed for visiting Borders’ beaches

Berwickshire residents have been left furious as tourists flout social distancing rules to visit beaches in the Borders.

Visitors with cars displaying Edinburgh parking permits have been spotted parking at beaches near Coldingham and St Abbs over the weekend.

Supporting newspapers during COVID-19

The local newspaper industry has been given a boost by the UK Government after facing challenging conditions during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Job retention scheme open for business

The UK Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme goes live today, with businesses able to claim up to £2,500 a month per employee towards staff wages.

The scheme is live 10 days ahead of schedule and will help hundreds of businesses across the Borders.