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.
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.
9 Aug 2015 08:30
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.
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.
7 Aug 2015 08:30
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
6 Aug 2015 08:30
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.