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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.

No Funds for East Lothian Communities

The Scottish Government have been criticised this week after it emerged that it’s been two years since it made any payments through the Coastal Communities Fund (CCF).

Borders Commuters Face Fare Raise

Last week the Scottish Government announced that fares on ScotRail services will rise by 2.8 per cent for peak tickets and 1.8 per cent for off peak.

No Clue Over Borders Railway Impact

The Scottish Government has come under fire after it has emerged that it does not know how many people have been effected by the delays and cancellations on the Borders Railway.

 

Less jobs for Midlothian youth

Figures released by the Scottish Government have highlighted that youth employment in Midlothian have decreased dramatically over the last decade.