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17 Sep 2014 12:30

It’s aye been

SIR, There is a phrase that some would say is synonymous with the Scottish Borders – “its aye been.”

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15 Sep 2014 17:30

The Union has had its day

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.

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12 Sep 2014 11:30

Who will pay for independence?

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!

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8 Sep 2014 12:30

'Borders Railway’ should be reviewed

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.

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6 Sep 2014 12:30

Tweedbank tapestry decision made without any detailed consideration

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.

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3 Sep 2014 15:30

Galashiels rubbish causes a stink

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.

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25 Aug 2014 12:30

Reduction in pool opening hours mystifies me

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.

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18 Aug 2014 10:30

Concern over pool closure

SIR, I have been a BSLT member for a number of years and use the Galashiels Swimming pool regularly.

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12 Aug 2014 09:30

Borders roads are cycle friendly

Sir, I am writing to congratulate Border car drivers on their excellent cycle awareness.

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8 Aug 2014 14:30

Licensing board antics stinks of amateurism

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.

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31 Jul 2014 21:30

Boundary concerns need to be addressed

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.

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27 Jul 2014 12:30

MP is divorced from reality

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.

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2 Jul 2014 09:30

Thanking you

Sir, St Margaret’s RC Primary School held its annual Summer Fayre on Saturday, June 14.

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30 Jun 2014 13:30

Council Leader 'failed to win hearts and minds’

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.

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26 Jun 2014 14:30

Borders landscape is threatened by rash of wind farm development

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.

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25 Jun 2014 09:30

Selkirk company shows jobs Spark

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.

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22 Jun 2014 10:30

Question mark over Tweedbank Station

Sir, I refer to the article reporting on Council Leader David Parker’s interview with Ally McGilvray in last week’s Border Telegraph.

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18 Jun 2014 15:30

Do I stay British or will I become Scottish?

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.

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11 Jun 2014 09:30

How many more magical ideas will SBC come out with?

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.

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8 Jun 2014 12:30

No campaign 'not secretive’

SIR, The No Borders Campaign is funded by donations from people who want to stop Scotland from sleep walking into Separation.

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