Jamie Reed MP has written and open letter to the First Minister about the future for Scotland's nuclear waste at Sellafield.
ITV Border's Political Editor, Peter MacMahon, discusses the 'ground war' to secure September 18 votes
More people are falling victim to scams in Scotland, according to figures published by Citizens Advice Scotland.
The Borders Book Festival gets underway in the Scottish Borders today.
The festival, part of this year's Homecoming Scotland campaign, is expected to attract hundreds of visitors and a host of famous faces, including actress Jennifer Saunders and former Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
Beef farmers in the region say they're struggling to make ends meet because of a drop in the price they're paid for their animals.
In December the cost of prime cattle at market was around £1400. But in just six months the price has dropped to £1100.
That's a fall of more than 25%. Jenny Longden reports.
Local fisherman Peter Hutchison has been helping to teach children about fishing.
Pupils from Kelloholm primary school were taught about where fish come from and the future of fishing.
Peter explains why teaching the children about fishing is important and why he hopes that some of them will become fishers too.
Farmers say the drop in the price of beef in Scotland is down to supermarkets importing too much beef from overseas.
They say less British Beef is sold, in favour of cheaper meat from across the EU.
But the British Retail Consortium say they are committed to selling meat from the UK.
– Andrew Opie, Director of Food and Sustainability
“The vast majority of beef sold in major supermarkets continues to be sourced from Britain and is clearly labelled as such to help customers choose what they buy. Retailers are investing in their own chains, paying the best prices to their beef farmers who supply them and are not the cause of this short term fall. In fact, this April the farming industry produced a report that showed farmers’ share of the shop price of meat and milk has steadily increased over the last 15 years, as retailers cut the shelf price to help consumers whilst ensuring producers still receive a good price."
– Andrew Opie, Director of Food and Sustainability
"British supermarkets are continuing to give positive and strong support for British beef supporters, with the vast majority of beef sold produced in this country. Figures over the last 10 years have shown how farmer margins have steadily increased and we see a very positive future for beef farmers in the UK.”
A school trip as part of a project by the Nith Catchment Fisheries Trust is hoping to teach children about the fishing industry in South West Scotland.
It's hoped that it could inspire some of the children to become involved in the industry in adult life.
Local fisherman Peter Hutchinson says that fishing it part of their 'heritage' that he hopes will continue through the generations.
Farmers in the Scottish Borders warn there will be a crisis in Scotch Beef if the prices they receive for prime cattle continues to drop.
In the last six months the cost of a prime cattle has fallen 25% from around £1,400 to £1,100. For some farmers, that's a loss of around £60,000 a year.
Farmers say that if the cost they receive for their cattle doesn't improve, they will have to give up producing livestock for beef.
– NFU Scotland Livestock Policy manager John Sleigh
"It has been almost like a perfect storm, there has been an increase in supply from the continent, we have seen the Irish price go tumbling down as well and we have also seen because of quite a soft winter a lot of animals coming onto the market at once, compounding the issue."
Coldstream is preparing for the arrival of The Queen's Baton in Scotland this Saturday, 14th June. Many young people will play a central role in the celebrations.
A team of 74 young flag bearers, aged 13-26, will carry the flags of 71 nations and territories of the Commonwealth.
Three protocol flags will be carried by the Scottish Borders Youth Legacy Ambassadors. The flag bearers could take part if they achieved the Saltire award for 100 hours of volunteering.
They will form a guard of honour on Coldstream Bridge from 7am and take part in events at Henderson Park later in the morning.
Taylor Lyle, 18, from Hawick said:
“I was ecstatic when I found out I’d been selected as a flag bearer. I’ll be holding the Samoan flag. With the Commonwealth Games being hosted in Scotland, it brings pride and great opportunities to the country. For me, it's an opportunity to find out more about it and what it represents.”
Farmers in Scotland say that beef production will be hit hard if the prices they get for cattle continue to fall.
Prime cattle sold at market goes for around 25% less now than it did six months ago.
Farmers say it's down to a number of factors including an increase in imported beef being sold at supermarkets.
Children from the south-west of Scotland have been learning all about marine life as part of a Nith Catchment Fisheries Trust project.
Around 30 children from Kelloholm primary school spent the day at Sandyhills beach on the Solway Coast, where they visited a commercial fishery.
Dumfries-born racing driver, Allan McNish, has left his mark on Le Mans.
He was joined by fellow 2013 Le Mans 24 Hour race winners Loïc Duval and Tom Kristensen at the official unveiling of the "hand print" in Le Mans town centre.
A cast of the winning driver's hands are taken immediately after the prize giving ceremony following the race each year and then cast in bronze and laid into the pavement in the town.
Three-time Le Mans winner McNish is at this year's Le Mans race next weekend (14th -15th June) in an ambassadorial role for Audi Sport.