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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).

Royal Hospital for Sick Children

Do you believe that the people you put into Government should have the experience and expertise to run Scotland PLC?’ That was a question I was asked when I first entered politics.

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.