When is a White Paper not a White Paper? When it is a Scottish Government White Paper. Or so say the opponents of independence.
ITV Border's Political Editor Peter MacMahon talks about the announcement that will outline what independence will mean for Scotland.
ITV Border Political Editor, Peter MacMahon on the tough economic choices facing an independent Scotland.
Victims of hate crime in Scotland are being urged to come forward and report their attacks as part of a new campaign.
'Speak Up Against Hate Crime', launched by the Scottish Government, aims to empower victims and witnesses of crimes based on race, religion, disability, sexuality or gender identity.
– Roseanna Cunningham, Community Safety Minister
“It’s extremely important for victims or witnesses of hate crime to speak up and have their voices heard. We take a zero tolerance approach to incidents of hate and Police Scotland is working hard to gather information on people suspected of committing hate crime acts. Ultimately, reporting hate crime assists not only with that particular incident but also helps prevent it happening to others. [The campaign] will raise awareness of what a hate crime is, and give victims the courage to speak up while ensuring perpetrators of this damaging prejudice are clear these acts are unacceptable.”
Between 2012 and 2013 there were more than 4,000 racially aggravated charges of hate crime reported, with a rise in reported incidents relating to religion, disability and sexual orientation.
Local policing divisions are working to gather intelligence on people suspected of committing a hate crime.
– Superintendent Gavin Phillip, Police Scotland
"Police Scotland treats hate crime as a high priority and would urge any victim or witness to report it to allow us to thoroughly investigate and deal robustly with offenders. We recognise the impact hate crime can have on individuals, families and communities and will treat each case sensitively, using specialist officers and services where appropriate."
To report incidents of hate crime members phone the Police on 101, or 999 if it is an emergency, or report in person at any Police office.
MSP John Lamont won a US-style open primary in Kelso. He'll now go forward to stand as the conservative candidate for Border's MP in next year's general election.
It's the first time a selection contest of this type has been held in Scotland and could be rolled out across the country.
A lawyer from Dumfries who now lives in London is considering a legal challenge to the Scottish Government, over the terms of the referendum on independence.
James Wallace is one of more than a million people who were born in Scotland, but because they don't live in the country, will not be able to vote on whether Scotland remains part of the UK.
He says it's fundamentally unfair. The Scottish Government disagrees.
Earlier Pam Royle spoke to James from ITV Border's studios in London and asked him why he thinks he has a strong enough case to challenge this.
The man appointed to oversee the transformation of Scotland's dairy industry says he's looking forward the challenge.
Entrepreneur Paul Grant will head a group specifically set up to help the industry expand into international markets. It's hoped Scottish dairy products can be as successful abroad as smoked salmon and whisky.
The man appointed to oversee the transformation of the dairy industry in Scotland says he's thrilled to be given the chance to turn around its fortunes.
Entrepreneur Paul Grant will look at exploring new markets for dairy producers to expand into.
Although he has no previous connection with the dairy industry, he says he hopes his experiences in bringing his own jam and marmalade company, Mackays to the world market.
The task force was put together after a recommendation from a report last year.
It's hoped Mr Grant can market Scottish dairy products the same way smoked salmon and whisky have been
World Championship Ice Hockey is returning to Dumfries.
The Ice Bowl will play host to the Men’s Under 18s World Championship in March.
The tournament will see countries including Great Britain, Croatia, Korea, Lithuania and the Netherlands compete over a six day period between 24 and 30 of March.
Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Ice Hockey Development Officer Martin Grubb has been confirmed as the Head Coach for the national team.
The most recent International Ice Hockey Federation championship to take place in Dumfries, the Under 20s Category 1B tournament in December 2013, was hailed as a superb success by organisers.
The Scottish Government has announced a £30m fund to build new train stations throughout the country, including in our region.
The plans include proposals to refurbish Stranraer station, as well as opening a new station at Thornhill and Eastriggs.
The Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond is expected to go into more detail later today about the small print of Scottish independence.
He'll be speaking at Holyrood about proposed changes to childcare should Scotland vote yes in September.
Scotland's Deputy First Minister has called on pro Union campaigners to set out in detail what a 'No' vote in the Independence Referendum would mean for the country.
Nicola Sturgeon says the Scottish Government has made a compelling case for independence.
She challenged Unionists to respond with a competing vision.
Our Political Editor Peter MacMahon has the details.
Firefighters in southern Scotland will continue their overtime ban in support of colleagues south of the border who are in a dispute with the Government over pensions.
They will operate a second period of work to rule from 7pm tonight until 7pm on Sunday