17 Sep 2014 12:30
SIR, There is a phrase that some would say is synonymous with the Scottish Borders – “its aye been.”
15 Sep 2014 17:30
SIR, As well as the moral argument for respecting the autonomy of individuals; I have long held that in general, giving people responsibility encourages them to behave responsibly.
12 Sep 2014 11:30
SIR, Much has been written about the negativity of the “Better Together” campaign, despite the fact that the negativity is surely with the “Yes” camp as it is they, not “Better Together”, that wish to leave the United Kingdom. That is surely the most negative statement of all!
8 Sep 2014 12:30
Sir, Following the announcement by the First Minister that there will be a feasibility study to look at how the Borders Railway will transform tourism in the region, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) in the Borders has made some suggestions that will boost tourism along the full length of the line and support local small businesses.
6 Sep 2014 12:30
Sir, There can be no doubt that it is essential that a permanent home for the Great Tapestry of Scotland should be found in the Borders.
3 Sep 2014 15:30
Sir, On a recent visit to Galashiels I had the misfortune to walk through Bank Close and come across a stinking stockpile of bagged food waste and containers at the entrance to Bank Court.
25 Aug 2014 12:30
SIR, As I know you have been made aware BSLT have taken the decision to reduce both staffing and hours at the Borders’ swimming pools in order to cut costs.
18 Aug 2014 10:30
SIR, I have been a BSLT member for a number of years and use the Galashiels Swimming pool regularly.
12 Aug 2014 09:30
Sir, I am writing to congratulate Border car drivers on their excellent cycle awareness.
8 Aug 2014 14:30
SIR, I would like to comment on the story in last week’s Border Telegraph concerning the Scottish Borders Licensing Board and their actions when deciding whether or not to grant extensions to permitted opening hours of two Borders pubs.
31 Jul 2014 21:30
SIR, I am writing a belated letter in reply to your article on the change of boundary of land previously in St Boswells boundary, now unilateraly allocated to Newtown control by Scottish Borders Council without any consultation with St Boswells Community Council or the population of the village.
27 Jul 2014 12:30
SIR, With exemplary timing, our millionaire Chancellor of the Exchequer Gideon Osborne visited the Scottish Borders to warn us of the economic consequences of Independence in the same week that is was reported that 100 families in the area have to access foodbanks in order to survive.
2 Jul 2014 09:30
Sir, St Margaret’s RC Primary School held its annual Summer Fayre on Saturday, June 14.
30 Jun 2014 13:30
Sir, Last Friday, along with my husband, I attended the meeting at Tweedbank where Scottish Borders Council (SBC) Leader David Parker was to say why he was backing Scottish Independence.
26 Jun 2014 14:30
Sir, The Border Telegraph website has recently carried two 'news’ stories about Banks Renewables sponsoring Hawick Rugby Club and Peter Scott Knitwear. These items appear to show the wind farm developer in a very positive light, as no doubt their PR company intended.
25 Jun 2014 09:30
A SELKIRK-BASED energy supplier that has doubled turnover to £80 million in the last 12 months, aims to add 50 new employees to its 200-strong workforce as part of the company's expansion plans, the First Minister announced this week.
22 Jun 2014 10:30
Sir, I refer to the article reporting on Council Leader David Parker’s interview with Ally McGilvray in last week’s Border Telegraph.
18 Jun 2014 15:30
Sir, I was born in the Netherlands, came to England in 1961, to Scotland and Peebles in 1962 and applied for and was granted British Citizenship in 1989. That was for me a major decision.
11 Jun 2014 09:30
SIR, As a former railwayman, I was a track worker, it seem’s like Scottish Borders Council’s proposals to build a home for the Holyrood Tapestry at Tweedbank is perhaps rather late in the day because they have realised that there will be few off peak passengers on the Borders Railway travelling south of Midlothian.
8 Jun 2014 12:30
SIR, The No Borders Campaign is funded by donations from people who want to stop Scotland from sleep walking into Separation.