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22 Jan 2015 13:30

Councillors aim high

SIR, Your front page story last week on AIMUp suggests a false choice.

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22 Jan 2015 12:30

Councillor 'disgusted’ at the way Tapestry proposal was pushed through

SIR, In December I moved a motion against the use of public money to fund the construction of a building to house the Great Tapestry of Scotland.

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21 Jan 2015 12:30

Excusing the inexcusable

SIR, I refer to Councillor Aitchison’s letter published in last week’s edition of the Peeblesshire News.

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20 Jan 2015 12:30

Scarcely adequate

SIR, It is indeed a bizarre situation, as Alex Orr observes in his letter in the Peeblesshire News last week, in which Labour Scotland can grudge £95 million for primary school meals while supporting Trident’s replacement at £100 billion.

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19 Jan 2015 12:30

Council recycling is rubbish

SIR, The season of goodwill ended quickly today - just watched the bin lorry in West Linton leave the Xmas trees put out with the bins. They will just get dumped or stuck in waste bins around the village.

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18 Jan 2015 12:30

Archery appeal

SIR, Although Peebles has an ancient history of archery (including the Peebles Silver Arrow, one of the country’s oldest archery trophies), it is sadly lacking in a club today!

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17 Jan 2015 12:30

Irish Lottery scam

SIR, I am happy to share my delight at receiving through the post a millionaire’s acceptance form from an Irish Lottery group inviting me to meet an award auditor to accept a cheque for several million pounds, possibly as much as £15 million.

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16 Jan 2015 12:30

Peebles Chambers Institute

SIR, As a lifelong resident of Peebles, I have been most interested to follow the advances reported in the Peeblesshire News for the revitalisation of the trust required to run the town’s valuable asset the Chambers Institution.

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12 Jan 2015 12:30

Tapestry row: Councillor Weatherston is a 'hero’

SIR, Much has been written and said about the recent decision of Scottish Borders Council to fund the creation of a home for the Tapestry of Scotland.

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11 Jan 2015 12:30

Absolute shambles

SIR, It appears that the Labour Party is in an absolute shambles.

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10 Jan 2015 12:30

Investment is earmarked for Hydro

SIR, I’d like to respond to Liz Johnson’s letter of December 19, 2014 in which she conveys a number of concerns relating to the standards, equipment and her experience of the leisure club at Peebles Hydro.

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9 Jan 2015 12:30

Cold reception on X62 bus service

SIR, I had the honour of travelling on the X62 First Bus Service between Edinburgh and Galashiels on Boxing Day.

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5 Jan 2015 09:30

The Borders is on to a winner

SIR, The thing about sport is that you don’t win by chance. To win, you need to want to win. To decide that nothing will stop you.

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4 Jan 2015 09:30

62 Bus bother

SIR, I had the honour of travelling on the X62 First Bus Service between Edinburgh and Galashiels on Boxing Day. On this festive day, First Bus had decided to allot a 'W’ registration bus for a mid afternoon journey nearly lasting two hours.

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3 Jan 2015 09:30

Tapestry project must be ditched

SIR, As a councillor I was dismayed by the antics of the SNP led Administration when voting on the decision to bring the tapestry to Tweedbank.

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2 Jan 2015 10:30

Community spirit flourishing in Peeblesshire

SIR, I am writing to you to inform you about a local initiative co-ordinated by a local group in Innerleithen formed in the aftermath of the referendum in a desire to stay active and help (in diverse ways) in our community.

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28 Dec 2014 16:30

Borders has some of Scotland’s best tourist attractions

SIR, The thing about sport is that you don’t win by chance. To win, you need to want to win. To decide that nothing will stop you.

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27 Dec 2014 16:30

Tapestry travesty

SIR, It really beggar’s belief that a cash strapped copuncil such as Scottish Borders Council is going to pay millions of pounds of our money - yes, our money, the council has no money of its own - to bring the scottish Tapestry to the Borders.

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26 Dec 2014 16:30

Innerleithen foodbank donations

SIR, Through your paper’s columns I would like to thank your readers for their generous response to the food bank box in the Co-op here in Innerleithen.

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20 Dec 2014 10:30

Improvements needed at Hydro

SIR, I was interested to read that the Hydro and combined hotel group are making a healthy profit.

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