IN the lead-up to next month’s Scottish Parliament elections, three hustings relevant to Borders voters will be held in the coming days.

Tomorrow (Wednesday, April 21) at 7.30pm a virtual hustings over Zoom will be hosted by Borders environmental group Tweedgreen and Tweeddale Peace Group.

This meeting will cover the constituency of Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale.

All constituency candidates have been invited, with organisers saying questions will “focus on the climate, peace and justice – all fundamental issues that are interlinked with the climate crisis, the COVID pandemic, and a green and just recovery from their effects”.

On Thursday evening (April 22) the Liberal Democrats’ candidate for Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Catriona Bhatia, will participate in a National Farmers Union (NFU) hustings at 7pm (also via Zoom).

A spokesperson for the NFU said: “This webinar will give members the opportunity to hear from and question the lead rural affairs candidates from each of the five main parties.”

And on April 27 there will be a West Linton event held over Zoom between 7.30pm-9pm.

The third Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale hustings will welcome candidates from the five main parties represented at this year’s election – more candidates could be added before the event.

To join tomorrow's Tweedgreen event and submit questions, email:; visit the NFU Scotland Facebook page to access the Zoom link for Thursday’s hustings; and to join the West Linton meeting, register at: and send questions to