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.  

NHS Borders A&E Waiting Times Increase

This week figures from the NHS’s internal accounting division highlight a rise in waiting times for patients attending accident and emergency units at in NHS Borders.

MSP completes summer surgery tour

Regional MSP for South Scotland, Michelle Ballantyne has been doing the rounds last week, meeting constituents across the Scottish Borders.

FMQs : Antidepressant use without a prescription

Today I asked the First Minister what the Scottish Government's response to accidental drug deaths involving antidepressants used without a prescription, and about the publication of the Scottish Government's upcoming drugs strategy.

World Refugee Day

As part of the ongoing events for World Refugee Day, MSPs today held a debate on ‘Supporting People to Settle in Scotland’ in Holyrood this afternoon.