Borders Chamber of Commerce director Bruce Simpson says the budget must do more to help rural areas. He says there needs to be an emphasis on infrastructure, particularly railway links, roads and communication, through providing better broadband.
More top news
Judy Murray, Michael Parkinson and John Cleese have been announced as some of the highlights of the Borders book festival.
Will heated debate over child tax credits plans threaten a Conservative revival in Scotland?
The first stage of the UK's biggest road cycle race will finish in Kelso, but Cumbria and D&G will miss out on staging the event.