Scottish Government’s cabinet hold public meeting in Hawick today

Alex Salmond was approached by members of BBC's 'Just a Minute' programme and given an England football shirt with his name on the back. First Minister Alex Salmond was in Hawick today visiting the bust of Bill McLaren to announce that Bill McLaren Park Ltd has been granted �77,000 towards state of the art tennis courts.
Alex Salmond was approached by members of BBC's 'Just a Minute' programme and given an England football shirt with his name on the back. First Minister Alex Salmond was in Hawick today visiting the bust of Bill McLaren to announce that Bill McLaren Park Ltd has been granted �77,000 towards state of the art tennis courts.
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Scottish Government ministers will today conclude their cabinet visit to Hawick today with a public meeting.

Yesterday, ministers took in various projects across the region. First Minister Alex Salmond visited Hawick’s Wilton Lodge Park to announce £77,000 worth of funding for new tennis courts in the green space.

While at Wilton Lodge Park, Mr Salmond was also presented with an England top with his name on the back and a Union Jack flag by members of BBC Radio 4’s Just A Minute programme.

Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop went to Abbotsford House to present a copy of a letter written by Sir Walter Scott to the Marquess of Lothian in 1826.

Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill went to Selkirk Football Club and Hawick Cemetery to see work carried out by criminals on community payback orders.

And Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Paul Wheelhouse, who is also South of Scotland MSP, opened a Tweed Valley Railway Path at Cardrona and saw work going on to lower the flood risk in Eddleston and Peebles.