A local MSP has hit out at proposals to axe a number of bus routes in the Scottish Borders.
John Lamont, MSP for Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, says he has requested a meeting with First Group, which is considering the cuts.
While these services may not be that well used, in a rural area like the Borders they are vital for some, including pensioners and those who don’t drive.
Instead of cutting services, I want bus operators and the Council to work together to ensure that we have a properly integrated transport system in the Borders which fits people’s needs.
First Group is considering cutting eleven routes fully, and reducing one other service, in order to focus its resources on other areas.
Eleven bus routes in the Scottish Borders could be cut by the company First Group, which wants to "focus resources" on other areas.