Scottish Affairs - Sixth Report
Our Borderlands - Our Future : Final Report

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 18 March 2015.


Terms of Reference

Conclusions and recommendations

1 Introduction

2 The south of Scotland


Low wages

Youth unemployment and training

Stemming the flow



Superfast broadband

Mobile phone coverage

Access to public services

3 Cross-border working

The Borderlands Initiative

Benefits of the initiative

Next Steps

Strengthening Local Government

4 Economic development and enterprise

Scottish Enterprise

South of Scotland Alliance

A new enterprise body for the south of Scotland?

Borders Enterprise?

A social remit?

5 European Union structural funding

6 Conclusion

Annex: Individuals and organisations that attended our informal sessions in Galashiels, Peebles and Dumfries

Formal Minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

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