An independence debate held last week has been hailed a success after it helped make up the minds of many undecided voters.
The attendance, and the quality of the debate between four Borders politicians at the debate, organised by the Scottish Borders Chamber of Commerce, was also warmly praised by Jack Clark, convenor of the chamber.
After the debate, at the Scottish Borders Campus in Galashiels, Mr Clark said: “It is only in recent months that the tempo and bar has been raised in terms of the debate and discussions regarding what is going to happen on September 18 this year. We thought it was only right that we should have an open debate, open to members of the Borders chamber and also to non-members too. It was very pleasing that in the region of 200 people were here tonight to hear our four speakers under the excellent chairmanship of Cameron Buttle.”
Paul Wheelhouse MSP and Christine Grahame MSP spoke for independence, while Michael Moore MP and David Mundell MP advocated the benefits of the union.