18 Oct 2014 09:30
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.
17 Oct 2014 09:30
SIR, Your newspaper never fails to bring up interesting stories each week.
16 Oct 2014 09:30
SIR, I am disgusted to learn that Scottish Borders Council sent 16 councillors to look at a new waste plant in Bristol.
15 Oct 2014 09:30
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.
13 Oct 2014 16:00
CONSERVATIVE MSP John Lamont represents the residents of Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire in the Scottish Parliament. Here, he writes exclusively for readers of the Border Telegraph...
12 Oct 2014 13:30
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.
11 Oct 2014 13:30
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.
8 Oct 2014 12:30
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.
6 Oct 2014 10:30
LIBERAL Democrat MP Michael Moore represents residents in Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk in the UK Government. Here, he writes exclusively for the Border telegraph.....
5 Oct 2014 09:30
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’.
2 Oct 2014 13:30
SIR, To recap on a truly momentous week in Scotland and the longstanding issue of the Principled Politician - wherefore art thou?
30 Sep 2014 09:30
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.
28 Sep 2014 12:30
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.
25 Sep 2014 11:30
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.
21 Sep 2014 12:30
SIR, So that’s it then is it?
18 Sep 2014 12:30
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.
18 Sep 2014 06:30
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”.
17 Sep 2014 12:30
SIR, There is a phrase that some would say is synonymous with the Scottish Borders – “its aye been.”
17 Sep 2014 08:30
LORD Steel of Aikwood makes own plea for the Union to remain. He was leader of the Liberal Party from 1976 to 1988, co-chair of the Scottish Constitutional Convention between 1989 and 97, and the founding Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament from 1999 to 2003.
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.