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David Mundell to host LGBT celebration

David Mundell. Credit: Picture by Matt Crossick Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

Local MP David Mundell will host an event to celebrate Scotland's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

The Secretary of State for Scotland will be joined by representatives from the TIE Campaign, LGBT Youth Scotland and Stonewall Scotland, as well as MSPs and MPs.

The event, which takes place this evening, is being held to mark LGBT History Month in Scotland, and comes the day before ‘Purple Friday’, a day for people to show their support for the LGBT community.

Young people in Scotland deserve a society where their gender and sexuality has no limitation on their experiences or their aspirations. I am determined to ensure everyone in the Scottish LGBT community is treated with the respect and equality they deserve.

– David Mundell MP

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School transport cancelled ahead of Storm Doris

Weather warnings are in force across the region. Credit: Met Office

All forms of school transport in the Scottish Borders have been cancelled for tomorrow, when Storm Doris is expected to sweep through the region.

An Amber weather warning for snow covers the south of Scotland, and between 10 and 15cm of snow is expected.

Scottish Borders Council says local decisions on school closures will be announced in the morning.

If needed the Resilient Schools protocol will be used, which would see 21 rural primary schools closed, with only pupils within walking distance attending schools.

If this is implemented, parents will be notified directly by Groupcall message.

Some waste and recycling collections may be affected.

Drivers urged to avoid major roads during Storm Doris

Weather warnings are in force across the region. Credit: PA

Drivers of high-sided vehicles, caravans and motorbikes are being urged to avoid using major roads, while Storm Doris batters the region.

Highways England has released a list of roads to avoid, including:

  • M6 through Cumbria, between J36 and J45
  • A66 Between M6 J40 - A1 (Scotch Corner)
  • A69 Entire route

Find out which weather alerts are in force in Cumbria, Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders

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