Time to start ‘talking up’ textiles in the Borders

Textiles in the Borders has a bright future, local MP John Lamont has heard on a visit to Johnstons of Elgin, in Hawick.

Johnstons of Elgin is one of the oldest companies in Scotland and the mill in Hawick employs hundreds of people.

Campaign for Borders Rail comes to Carlisle

Campaigners fighting to extend the Borders Railway on to Carlisle have met with the two MPs who represent the beginning and the end of the proposed new line.


RBS slammed for ‘pathetic’ evidence session

RBS Chief Executive, Ross McEwan has appeared before the Scottish Affairs Committee to try to justify the bank’s closure of branches across Scotland, in what Borders MP John Lamont has described as a “pathetic” evidence session.

Newcastleton petrol station ‘transforming’ local community

John Lamont MP has said that a new community run petrol station is ‘transforming’ Newcastleton, following a visit to the forecourt.

The new community owned facility, will ‘pump back’ in to the community, 1p for every litre of fuel sold.