Plans to create a national park in the Borders have been backed by local MSP John Lamont.
The proposal has been put forward by the Scottish Campaign for National Parks.
If it is passed a new conservation area will be created in the Cheviots as an extension of the Northumberland National Park to become the first cross-border park in the UK.
Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire MSP John Lamont has expressed his "delight" at the news that Borders Precision Engineering has been saved from administration.
A debate on the legacy of Baroness Thatcher, due to be held at Holyrood tomorrow, has now been postponed until Thursday (18th April).
The Green Party, along with independent MSPs, wanted to coincide the debate with Baroness Thatcher's funeral.
However, at this morning's meeting of the Parliamentary Bureau, other parties agreed with The Scottish Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats that it should be postponed until the following day.
The Scottish Conservatives said that holding the debate deliberately alongside the funeral would have been provocative and insensitive:
Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire MSP John Lamont has congratulated Ryan Mania on winning the Grand National, and has wished him a speedy recovery after his Hexham fall.
The 23-year-old from Galashiels, who is a former student of Borders College, became the first Scottish jockey to win the National since 1896.
John Lamont, MSP, is calling on the Scottish Government to make the A68 safer.
Statistics revealed there have been nearly 500 accidents on the road in the past 10 years between the Scottish border and Edinburgh.
Mr Lamont is now calling on the Scottish Government to make the road safer after 15 people died on the stretch.
Borders MP Michael Moore has held talks with Ofcom to discuss problems with mobile phone coverage.
The Secretary of State for Scotland raised concerns about problems Vodafone customers in Hawick have had in recent weeks, with the service having failed three times.
Mr Moore said: “The problem of poor mobile phone coverage in the Borders has been highlighted in the past couple of weeks as Vodafone customers in Hawick have been left with next to no service – a deeply frustrating situation for individuals and businesses."
“In this digital age, mobile phones are an essential part of life and it is extremely unfair that people in rural areas are not being provided with a decent service or sometimes any service at all."