Campbell’s coming

SCOTLAND’S local government minister Aileen Campbell will address community councillors from across the Borders at their annual get-together on Saturday.

The MSP, whose Holyrood responsibility also includes planning, will talk about strengthening the role of community councils.

Scottish Borders Council’s emergency planning officer, Jim Fraser, and senior consultant Douglas Scott will outline the council’s resilient communities project, which is aimed at teaching people how to cope during emergencies.

The council’s deputy leader and finance supremo, Neil Calvert, will lead a discussion on next year’s budget. The environment is also on the agenda.