The Scottish Affairs Committee of the UK Parliament will be conducting a series of three informal seminars in the south of Scotland, beginning with a meeting in Galashiels on Monday 12th May.
The aim is to help scope the terms of reference for its new inquiry into issues that affect the south of Scotland. The session will last from 11am-2pm, with lunch afterwards.
The meeting takes place at Borders College, Scottish Borders Campus, Nether Road, Galashiels.
Members of the Committee very much want to hear from people in the Borders on a range of issues affecting those who live here.
They are particularly interested in local incomes, wages and rents, job creation, the provision of services and transport links, and the broader question of whether the Borders lose out at the expense of the Central Belt.
Subsequent sessions will be held in Peebles on Monday 9th June and in Dumfries at a date to be confirmed.