Local News

Ballantyne Backs Check to Save Campaign

This week, Michelle Ballantyne has lent her backing to the Check to Save campaign.

 

Citizens Advice Scotland are launching a major new campaign - Council Tax: Check to Save.

PSA: Coronavirus

South Scotland MSP, Michelle Ballantyne, has urged all constituents to note NHS Scotland’s guidance on the Coronavirus.

Ballantyne Visits Little Flyers Nursery to Discuss 1140 Rollout

Michelle Ballantyne visited the Little Flyers Nursery in Newbridge to discuss the rollout of funded childcare.

The former early years spokesperson has been speaking to nurseries about the impact that implementing the Scottish Government’s changes has had on nursery staff.

CfE Reducing Subject Choice for Borders Pupils

This week, memos between Scottish Government officials and the Education Secretary have been published indicating that subject choice had been reduced across the entire senior phase from S4 to S6.

Borders Becoming Safer for Cyclists

Statistics released this week from the Scottish Government have shown the number of pedal cyclists injuries in the Borders have halved in the past year.

In 2017, the Scottish Government’s records show that 15 cyclists were injured in road accidents. Last year, this number dropped to 8.