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Michelle Ballantyne writes every second week in The Border Telegraph

Still no answers on 'Rural Tax'

Borderers are still in the dark about SNP plans to introduce a 'rural tax' on areas with new wind farms in Scotland.

Worries Grow Over Standardized P1 Testing

Education Secretary John Swinney has been urged to scrap testing for five-year olds in their first year of school. This comes after teachers and parents sent in dozens of complaints about the tests.

Start-ups Slower in Scottish Borders

New analysis by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) highlights slower start up rates for businesses in rural Scotland compared to the country’s cities.