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2 Sep 2015 08:30

Most of Borders ‘against’ tapestry

SIR, It is ridiculous that a decision is being made to erect a gallery building to house the Great Tapestry of Scotland in Tweedbank even though most Borders inhabitants are against this project.
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31 Aug 2015 08:30

Great effort

SIR, It is exciting to think that this great Tapestry will come to the Borders.
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28 Aug 2015 08:30

Fed up

SIR, Last Wednesday, the day my letter about the Scottish Tapestry was published, I received quite a number of responses.
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27 Aug 2015 08:30

Tour caused ‘confusion and disruption’

SIR, I would like to pass on my complaints regarding the recent Tour O’ the Borders Cycle event.
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27 Aug 2015 08:30

Scumbag

SIR, On Thursday, August 13, I was admitted to Borders General Hospital with a severe infection, being discharged on Monday 17th.
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26 Aug 2015 08:30

Sport for some

SIR, I would like to pass on my complaints regarding the recent Tour O’ the Borders Cycle event.
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25 Aug 2015 08:30

Cultural tourism is enormous income generator

SIR, As a Trustee of the Great Tapestry of Scotland I feel it is incumbent to respond to some of the comments made by Mr Neil Ballantyne in his letter of August 12.
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22 Aug 2015 08:30

It’s been an honour which I will never forget

SIR, I would like to take the opportunity through your column to express my thanks following the overwhelming support I have received as Braw Lass 2015.
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18 Aug 2015 08:30

Who was the Scottish Borders Council bidding against?

SIR, I have followed the discussions and letters in the local papers with interest and have decided to pick up on particular claims you have made in putting your case to build a new £6.5 million Tapestry display unit at Tweedbank.
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17 Aug 2015 09:30

Wonderful memories

SIR, I was wondering, if the Queen will travel on the first official train journey from Waverley to Tweedbank on September 9, what will she be doing on her arrival in Tweedbank?
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14 Aug 2015 08:30

Make your vote count

SIR, As detailed in our second newsletter which was delivered to everyone in the TD4 area last weekend the community ballot will begin this week with ballot cards and instructions being delivered on Wednesday, August 12, by Royal Mail from Electoral Reform Services (ERS).
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13 Aug 2015 08:30

Search launched for Borders naval captain

SIR, My name is John Messner and I am a curator at the Riverside Museum in Glasgow. I am writing to you to ask if your paper might be interested in assisting me with research of a famous Scots naval captain who became famous during the American Civil War.
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11 Aug 2015 08:30

Welcome to our war zone

SIR, I am writing to you to express my distaste at the comments published by the Border Telegraph and attributed to yourself, with regards to the Lauder Common Riding festivities.
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10 Aug 2015 09:30

Common Ridings and Festivals are hugely important

SIR, We were very disappointed to see the headline in this week’s Border Telegraph describing Lauder Common Riding as a 'War Zone’, turning what should have been a routine report on a Licensing Board meeting into a piece of lazy, sensationalist journalism.
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9 Aug 2015 08:30

Broadband bother?

SIR, If you live in one of the following areas, we would love to hear from you! Ettrick and Yarrow, Upper Teviotdale and Borthwick Water, Tweedsmuir, Moffat Water, Lilliesleaf, Ashkirk and Midlem, Glen, Orchard Mains and Traquair or Eskdalemuir.
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8 Aug 2015 08:30

Farwell to arms

SIR, It was with sadness I read of the departure to pastures new in Blyth, Northumbria, of very regular letter writer Rab Stewart of Selkirk, albeit he came to letter writing later in life compared to myself, his contributions were always good and hard hitting.
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7 Aug 2015 08:30

Celebrating Billie

SIR, Throughout August, women cyclists from the Borders will be celebrating the life of Billie Fleming in a series of tribute rides that will demonstrate the strength and popularity of cycling with women in this country
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6 Aug 2015 08:30

Encouraging figures

SIR, The latest figures from the Insolvency Service are encouraging, showing a 20 per cent decline in the number of Scottish building companies forced into compulsory liquidation during the 12 months to June 2015. In total, 119 Scottish construction businesses failed during that period, down from 148 over the previous 12 months and a peak of 228 over the 12 months to June 2012.
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4 Aug 2015 08:30

MP needs lesson in irony

Sir, Our local MP has again courted controversy by cutting the ribbon on a new foodbank, this time to a hostile reception in Dumfries.
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3 Aug 2015 09:30

Acidic response from Earlston

SIR, I note with interest the reply that Ms Petrie gave to a previous letter that you published.
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31 Jul 2015 08:30

Showing that we care

SIR, We, the undersigned Trustees of Charity for Care, the shop in Kelso, which was set up specifically to raise money for the Margaret Kerr Unit at the Borders General Hospital, would like to thank the residents of Kelso, and all other Borderers who have supported our shop in the last few months.
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29 Jul 2015 08:30

Keep up the good work

SIR, I write to express my gratitude and admiration for the local press who bring up to date news on a weekly basis and report on the goings on within the council and politicians who were elected by the electorate in the Scottish Borders
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26 Jul 2015 09:30

Melrose gallery plans should be supported

SIR, I feel I must correct a few inaccuracies in your article concerning the Wynd Theatre in Melrose.
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21 Jul 2015 09:30

Warning signs are being ignored

SIR, As President of Galashiels (Ladhope) Golf Club, can I bring to your attention the increasing concern that I, and the rest of the membership have, regarding the safety of people using the golf course for walking.
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20 Jul 2015 09:30

Let’s get back to common sense

SIR, I read with bemusement the article in the Border Telegraph, dated June 26, 'Gay pride flag to fly at Newtown’. Can anyone tel me what sexual choice has to do with flags on Government buildings?
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