Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 15th December 2020.

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Photo of Christine Grahame Christine Grahame Scottish National Party

Although I am disappointed for my constituents in Midlothian, which, for understandable reasons given the spike in cases, is to remain at level 3, I am thankful that the Scottish Borders will retain level 1 status. Does the First Minister consider that remarks that were made last week by Colin Smyth, on behalf of Scottish Labour, in which he opposed the travel ban regulations, especially across the border, and referred to Cumbria as a “low level” area when it is actually in tier 2, which is high risk, were, to put it gently, misleading? Does she also consider that the ban is absolutely the right thing to do if we are to reduce the import of the virus to people in my constituency and beyond?