Local MP Michael Moore has described Borders College as ‘the best in Scotland’ following performance data released by the Scottish Funding Council.
The data showed that for 2013-14, the College had:
- the highest student success rate of any college in Scotland for further education
- the second highest rate for higher education students at college
- the highest rate for learners with disabilities
- the highest rate for learners in a second or subsequent year of their course.
Mr Moore has congratulated staff and students alike.
Scottish Borders MP Michael Moore has welcomed the creation of a new expert safety group following the deaths of three spectators on the Jim Clark rally.
The safety panel will examine safety at all motorsport events and Sir Jackie Stewart will provide expert advice.
Iain Provan, 64, Elizabeth Allan, 63 and Len Stern, 71, were killed in what was the second of two crashes at the popular rally on May 31, 2014.
Local MP Michael Moore has been appointed by the Deputy Prime Minister to be his Adviser on European Business.
The role will see Mr Moore working with businesses across the UK to understand the key trade, investment and regulatory issue affecting their dealings in the European Union.
Mr Moore will carry out a review of the issues and report to Nick Clegg by the summer.
Borders MP Michael Moore is to re-visit railway sites on the A7 to see new measures being introduced to clean construction lorries.
Mr Moore was briefed about the A7 road conditions by Network Rail director Hugh Wark, following a series of complaints about the impacts of railway construction traffic on the road.
Many road users voiced their concerns over road safety due to the amount of mud on the A7.
Mr Wark explained that new lorry cleaning procedures will be introduced at the main construction sites to reduce the extent of mud on the road.
Commenting after the news of Michael Moore's replacement in the Cabinet, the Scottish Borders Chamber of Commerce Convener Jack Clark said:
Following Nick Clegg's decision to replace Michael Moore as Secretary of State for Scotland, the Borders MP released the following statement:
Mr Moore is said to be the only Lib Dem Cabinet-level casualty planned, with Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg thought to want a more attacking approach in the run-up to the referendum.
The Prime Minister announced the appointment of Mr Carmichael on Twitter, also confirming that he will be making wider changes later.
He is expected to promote women and northern MPs in what has been branded a "flat cap" reshuffle.