Chamber director to focus on SNP role

Andrew Collier
Andrew Collier

A DIRECTOR of the Scottish Borders Chamber of Commerce (SBCC) has stepped down with immediate effect to concentrate on the SNP’s referendum campaign.

Andrew Collier, the former political editor of the Scottish Sun, said his work on the campaign was taking up an increasing amount of his time, prompting his decision to step down.

He said: “I am working both locally and nationally as part of the SNP media team working to secure a Yes vote in next year’s referendum.

“This has, of course, been completely separate from my position on the board of the SBCC.

“The referendum work and associated activity is taking up more and more of my personal and professional time, and the workload will only increase in the run-up to the vote in September 2014, so this seems a good time to relinquish my chamber position and concentrate on this.”

Mr Collier, who lives in Kelso, added: “My directorship with SBCC has been great fun and hugely satisfying.”

Mr Collier had been responsible for the chambers’ media relations.