Letters

18 Oct 2014 09:30

Ghastly headline

SIR, The headline on the Border Telegraph front page last week, did not reflect the very sensible discussion that took place at the Galashiels Community Council.

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17 Oct 2014 09:30

Council jaunt 'a waste of taxpayers’ money’

SIR, Your newspaper never fails to bring up interesting stories each week.

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16 Oct 2014 09:30

Disgusted

SIR, I am disgusted to learn that Scottish Borders Council sent 16 councillors to look at a new waste plant in Bristol.

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15 Oct 2014 09:30

I’ll settle for being a Galalean!

Sir, Whenever the local media refers to the general population in our area the name “Borderers” is used as if the people were a tight knit homogeneous group.

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12 Oct 2014 13:30

Borders firms need to prepare for bag levy change

SIR, From October 20, small businesses in the Borders will have to charge at least five pence for 'single-use’ bags they give to customers – no matter if the bag is made from paper, plastic or any other material.

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11 Oct 2014 13:30

Thanking you

SIR, Please could we say a very big thank you to all the staff and personnel who supported and donated to the Scottish Public pensions Agency Sports & Social Club in Tweedbank.

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8 Oct 2014 12:30

Jedburgh Town Hall is safe

SIR, In relation to the suggestion in the September 24th edition of the Border Telegraph that the Town Hall in Jedburgh could be closed unless it is handed over to the Jedburgh Leisure Trust, I want to reassure your readers that there is absolutely no suggestion or proposal from the council to close the hall, now or in future.

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5 Oct 2014 09:30

Stop whingeing

SIR, After reading last week’s Border Telegraph, it is no wonder that the people living in the south of England regularly refer to those living north of the border as 'The whingeing Scots’.

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2 Oct 2014 13:30

Time to banish the Nanny State

SIR, To recap on a truly momentous week in Scotland and the longstanding issue of the Principled Politician - wherefore art thou?

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30 Sep 2014 09:30

Former Selkirk councillor bypasses the issue

SIR, I note that last week Kenneth Gunn of Selkirk bemoaned the fact the former Cross Keys pub is not to reopen as a hostelry and he suggested that Scottish Borders Council, in conjunction with a community group, could buy the premises and reopen the pub.

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28 Sep 2014 12:30

BGH e-cigs ban is a mistake

SIR, The decision of the Borders General Hospital is sadly typical of those who know very little about e-cigarettes and are not willing to find out more.

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25 Sep 2014 11:30

Newtown is blooming marvellous

SIR, Once again, Newtown has won a fantastic second prize in the SBC Floral Gateway competition and thanks are due to all the local businesses who sponsored hanging baskets or provided their own and to Bob Johnson from Philiphaugh Plants who filled the baskets with superb flowers and will supply plants for our forthcoming table-top sale.

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21 Sep 2014 12:30

Selkirk could disappear if council has its way

SIR, So that’s it then is it?

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18 Sep 2014 12:30

Scots will pay for voting No

SIR, Sandy Aitchison in the Border Telegraph of September 10 asks: Who will pay for Independence? The short answer is it will cost all Scots dearly if we do not vote to take control of our own destiny today.

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18 Sep 2014 06:30

Uncertainty is the greatest threat to the future of NHS in Scotland

SIR, I notice that in last week’s Peebleshire News that John Ross Scott is yet another Yes supporter who is trying to delude the Scottish public into believing that “the future of the NHS in Scotland can only be secured with a Yes vote”.

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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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