A celebration of the Liberal Democrats who made the Borders Railway possible

The campaign to restore the railway to the Borders, enthusiastically championed by David Steel, was already a couple of decades old in the late 1990s, pre devolution. But in 1998 the region was hit by the economic tsunami of the closure of the Viasystems factories, a major printed circuit board manufacturer, and the world famous Pringle knitwear operation in Hawick – thousands of jobs were lost with some clicks on a financier’s spreadsheet.

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Out of sight – out of mind? Why the SNP need to get serious on mental health.

This week I published figures which showed over 4,000 patients have been sent for mental health treatment outside of their health board area in the past five years.

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Must try harder.

Must try harder. That's our verdict on the SNP's record on Education.

After 8 years in Government, education is getting worse in Scotland. Class sizes are going up, teacher numbers are falling, literacy levels are falling & educational attainment just isn't good enough.

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