Ways to support Borders railway discussed

The Scottish Borders Chamber of Commerce recently met with Christine Grahame MSP to discuss the issue of the Borders railway.

This was the third (after Michael Moore MP and Chic Brodie MSP) in a series of meetings SBCC is holding with Borders representatives at all levels of government in support of Borders business.

James Aitken, SBCC convenor, said: “The Chamber would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge all the hard work done by the many groups and individuals in successfully arguing for the partial return of our railway. The Chamber also looks forward to working with Christine Grahame MSP to promote the many opportunities the restoration of the railway will provide for the Borders and in campaigning for the line to be extended beyond Tweedbank.”

Christine Grahame, MSP Midlothian South, Tweedale and Lauderdale said: “There are undoubtedly opportunities for SMEs in the Borders with the re-opening of the railway. These opportunities are not limited to the Galashiels or indeed the Central Borders, with interconnecting bus services the prospects for tourism both recreational and otherwise are substantial. Additionally there are prospects of businesses relocating from Edinburgh to the Borders with the connectivity the line offers.”