Opinion

16 Apr 2014 08:00

Borders Railway 'being delivered to high standards’

Sir, I am writing in response to the article which you ran on the front page of the Border Telegraph (April 9), 'Borders Railway putting school kids lives at risk’, a headline which we consider to be disappointing and distasteful.

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12 Apr 2014 12:30

The Michael Moore Column

LIBERAL Democrat MP Michael Moore represents residents in Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk in the UK Government. Here, he writes exclusively for the Border Telegraph...

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10 Apr 2014 11:30

Borders Railway is not a 'white elephant’

IT has been closed for more than six months to allow work to continue on the construction of the new rail line in the Borders. And was due to reopen shortly.

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9 Apr 2014 13:30

Waverley whine

Sir, I had the pleasure of cycling up in the Scottish Borders last weekend, and was pleased to see the construction of the new railway.

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24 Mar 2014 08:30

This is a referendum, not a party political election

Sir, May I comment on the letter entitled, “Why should I be vilified for questioning independence?” (Peeblesshire News, March 7) in which Fiona Campbell takes issue with Margaret Allison’s assertion that independence supporters want “to determine our future according to what is best for all people living here, and to be valued as a nation for what we are, and can be.”

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22 Mar 2014 08:30

Dog fouling continues to cause a stink in Selkirk

PROVOKED park parents in Selkirk are set to get dirty in their fight with dozy dog walkers.

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20 Mar 2014 08:30

Parking outside school drives parents round the bend

POLICE launched a special two-day operation at the largest primary school in Galashiels last week in an attempt to educate motorists on responsible parking.

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19 Mar 2014 08:30

An independent Scotland will be rich

Sir, Fiona Campbell expresses her failure to understand Margaret Allinson’s ambition for an independent Scotland ‘to determine our future according to what is best for all our people living here and to be valued as a nation for what we are and can be.’

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17 Mar 2014 08:30

Congratulations to the Border Telegraph

Sir, I wanted to congratulate you on your recent success of your newspaper. I noticed in today’s issue that you are one of only three Scottish newspapers to increase your circulation in the past year.

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13 Mar 2014 08:30

Alternative venue needed for Earlston playpark

Sir, I wish to object in the strongest possible terms to having my views labelled as ‘selfish behaviour’ by spokespersons for, and supporters of, the proposed play park at Mill Meadow in Earlston.

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13 Mar 2014 08:30

Earlston divided in play park row

Sir, I am a local resident who doesn’t live close to the park but uses it to on an almost daily basis and I wish to strongly object to the rhetoric, tone and almost childish attitude used to describe then dismiss individuals who have had the temerity to use their democratic right to disagree with the views and actions taken by both Earlston Community Development Trust and Scottish Borders Council.

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10 Mar 2014 08:30

Please repair the potholes

Sir, So Scottish Borders Council has earmarked £200,000 to install traffic lights at Neidpath Corner in Peebleswhen this money would surely be better spent on repairing potholes that are causing untold damage to our vehicles.

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9 Mar 2014 08:30

Selkirk lost out in store wars

Sir, I was studying two items that had just arrived in the post namely flyers from a German discounter with a supermarket in Hawick and one from a Scottish owned food discounter along from Galashiels cop shop.

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8 Mar 2014 08:30

Borders roads are truly awful

Sir, I was pleased to see David Mundell taking up the cudgels over the truly awful state of our local roads.

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7 Mar 2014 08:30

Why should I be vilified for questioning independence?

Sir, Margaret Allison states that independence supporters want ‘to determine our future according to what is best for all people living here and to be valued as a nation for what we are and can be.’ What on earth does that mean?

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6 Mar 2014 08:30

Council’s dog mess strategy stinks

Sir, Last week I received an interesting calling card through my letterbox concerning the problem of dog poo which is not taken and binned by some shameless nameless dog owners.

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5 Mar 2014 08:30

Borders MSP makes charity pledge

Sir, I felt it necessary to respond to the letter from former Lib Dem councillor Mr Paton-Day which was published in last week’s paper regarding my selection to stand for Westminster in 2015.

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27 Feb 2014 08:30

Young people need sensible education about alcohol

Sir, On Friday night I had the pleasure of attending the St Ronan’s PTA ceilidh.

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25 Feb 2014 09:30

The John Lamont Column

CONSERVATIVE MSP John Lamont represents residents of Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire in the Scottish Parliament. Here, he writes exclusively for readers of the Border Telegraph...

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24 Feb 2014 09:30

The Christine Grahame Column

SCOTTISH National Party MSP Christine Grahame represents the residents of Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale in the Scottish Parliament. Here, she writes exclusively for the Border Telegraph...

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