25 Mar 2015 01:30
SIR, Over the past few weeks, the UK Government has been engaged in a public information campaign designed to explain to your readers how the devolution settlement is evolving. I wanted to expand on what we are doing – and why.
25 Mar 2015 00:30
SIR, We would like to draw readers of the Border Telegraph to a research project we are conducting at Heriot-Watt University on the contemporary issue of having a job (or are self-employed), yet low pay keeping the individual or family within or close to the poverty line.
17 Mar 2015 09:30
SIR, As chairman of the selection panel for Earlston’s Citizen of the Year award, I thought it appropriate to write to you on behalf of myself and the other panel members, following the disbandment of the Earlston Community Council last week.
16 Mar 2015 11:30
SIR, It’s not often I write to a newspaper, but I am outraged by Scottish Borders Council squandering over £2 million on a project that will never get off the ground.
15 Mar 2015 09:30
SIR, I find myself becoming angrier by the minute with those SBC councillors who believe it is acceptable to commit my family and thousands of other families across the Borders to pay off a debt that has not as yet been incurred, but soon will be as a result of their belligerence.
14 Mar 2015 09:30
SIR, I would like to refer to a recent letter entitled 'Cold Reception from First Bus’. I came across a similar situation during a journey from Galashiels to Peebles on Tuesday, February 17.
13 Mar 2015 09:30
SIR, After months of fretting over the future of their prestigious Gold Britain in Bloom award, Melrosians can at last sleep soundly in their beds tonight, secure in the knowledge that Melrose and District Community Council has fended off another furry terrorist threat.
12 Mar 2015 05:30
SIR, I have today received what would normally be defined as an election leaflet but in my many years of interest in politics I have never received anything like this one.
11 Mar 2015 05:30
SIR, I write to seek clarification from John Lamont, local MSP and the Tory candidate for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk at the forthcoming Westminster election, about whether, like his Tory colleague Sir Malcolm Rifkind, he currently has too much time on his hands?
9 Mar 2015 11:30
SIR, At the hearing of the green bin petition on October 23 last year, the Waste Treatment Unit planned for Easter Langlee was hailed as the panacea for all the council’s waste management problems. No fears about its delivery or performance were voiced.
5 Mar 2015 11:30
SIR, I am certain that many pensioners would like to know more about the proposed changes to pension credit. I am sure the agriculture sector, whose income will be affected by leaving the European Union, would like to hear his views on the promised in/out EU referendum.
28 Feb 2015 13:30
SIR, I have no hesitation in saying that the SNP government at Holyrood are doing a good job. However, I cannot say the same for the SNP councillors leading the coalition at Scottish Borders Council.
26 Feb 2015 14:30
SIR, The appeal for “fresh thinking” in R Walker’s letter might have been directed at any of our political parties, but its target was exclusively the SNP.
19 Feb 2015 14:30
SIR, I would advise that I have recently received a copy of your newspaper for January 21 from a friend in Edinburgh. And I would like to write about your article entitled “Pensioners cut off by underpass floods”.
16 Feb 2015 09:30
SIR, I have recently received a copy of your paper and I have to say I was very sad to learn that it may be the end of the delightful and greatly enjoyable Scott’s Selkirk Christmas event.
12 Feb 2015 19:30
SIR, Can we really believe what councillors tell us?
9 Feb 2015 10:30
SIR, I keep receiving letters from the Twix brothers (you have seen the TV adverts), who have a factory pushing out the exact same product while at the same time telling the world they are different and are always falling out due to these differences.
7 Feb 2015 11:30
SIR, Every day we hear that people aren’t interested in politics. Well, that’s certainly not true in Peebles.
4 Feb 2015 15:30
SIR, Since last year’s announcement that Earlston Community Development Trust had been unsuccessful in obtaining Lottery funding for their play park proposal in Earlston, there has been no futher communication to the residents of Earlston or the Community Council, about their intentions.
26 Jan 2015 09:30
SIR, I write with regards to Mr Heatlie’s letter last week concerning teaching today.