Sir, As a weekly reader of the Border Telegraph living in the south of England, I am always interested in your 'Guid Old Gala' page.
Sir, On April 17 Christine Grahame MSP took quite a pop at the late Baroness Thatcher.
LIBERAL Democrat MP Michael Moore, the Secretary of State for Scotland, represents residents in Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk in the UK Government. Here, he writes exclusively for the Border Telegraph...
Sir, St Margaret's Parent Council want to congratulate all the school pupils for braving the atrocious weather conditions to complete the recent sponsored walk in the Gala Policies. Hailstones, snow, rain and thunder - we had the lot!
Sir, I would like to thank those that voted for me in the by-election, and I apologise to those electors who did not receive a copy of my election flyer.
Sir, Some 171 years ago on February 10, 1842, a Scot led a march along the Strand to the Palace of Westminster from a public house by the name of the 'Crown and Anchor'. On this occasion, the Scot in question was a certain Duncan McLaren, who came in later days to be known as 'The Member for Scotland'.
Sir, It was with complete amazement that I read Nik Wirsten's letter in the Border Telegraph on May 1. Perhaps it was also the same Thatcher's legacy that resulted in the geriatric and Mental Hospitals closing. We are now faced with a shortage of beds for the elderly and infirm.
Sir, I'm researching a unit formed during the early days of WW2. Using the purposely vague name Auxiliary Units, this was actually a cover name for a Resistance network that covered the whole of the UK, mainly on east coast areas.
Sir, I was fortunate to be in London last week and to have some time to spend attending the funeral procession of Baroness Thatcher followed afterwards by a series of speeches by The Freedom Association and The Bow Group for those wishing to pay their respects.
Sir, The collapse of the carriageway on the A708 near to the Grey Mare's Tail just over the county border into Dumfriesshire is, of course, a huge loss for all of us and a tragedy for businesses such as the Tibbie Sheils Inn, the Gordon Arms Inn and the St Mary's Café at the lochs but it comes as no real surprise.
Sir, Politicians and councils never fail to amaze me.
Sir, Two things I have learnt not to trust are weather forecasts and Lib Dem promises.
Sir, I note with much disappointment that a bird of prey has been reported shot near St Mary's Loch. Hardly any time goes by without a report of a raptor being found shot or poisoned in our countryside. The big mystery is how this can happen so regularly.
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