24 Aug 2014 07:30


Sir, I was astonished to read in the Peeblesshire News of August 15 that councillor Gavin Logan is claiming that he voted against the removal of the green waste collection from the Scottish Borders.

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23 Aug 2014 07:30

Show your support for Gaza

Sir, I have recently been impressed by the work of Oxfam Scotland, which, as a member of the Disasters Emergency Committee, has launched a politically impartial Gaza Crisis Appeal that I believe it is worth drawing the attention of your readers to.

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7 Aug 2014 07:00

‘Killer hornets’ are harmless

Sir, Your report in the Peeblesshire News, July 25, refers to ’killer hornets’. These were almost certainly not hornets but were wood wasps.


6 Aug 2014 08:00

All road users must show consideration

Sir, I write this letter (my first to a newspaper) as a motorist, cyclist and walker.

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4 Aug 2014 07:30

Scotland needs a modern, forward-looking union

SIR, The charming tale and eloquent metaphor of the little island by our main Peebles bridge (Yoursay, July 25) evinced a happy innocence of togetherness as appropriately local as the fairy story beside it of the Cardrona deer.

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10 Jul 2014 08:30

Heartfelt thanks

Sir, Through the courtesy of your paper I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to the people of Peebles for helping me to enjoy an amazing Beltane Week.

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9 Jul 2014 08:30

Sponsored walk thank you

Sir, Through the courtesy of the Peeblesshire News and on behalf of our local branch of Cancer Research, I would like to thank everyone who took part in our annual sponsored walk.

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8 Jul 2014 08:30

Memories to last a lifetime

Sir, I was honoured to be Crowning Lady 2014. I enjoyed every minute of Beltane Week and, of course, the sunshine was an added bonus.


7 Jul 2014 09:30

A week to cherish

Sir, It All started on Wednesday, May 14 when my name was announced as Beltane Queen 2014. The quickest week of my life has passed and there are so many people I would like to thank.


6 Jul 2014 08:30

Beltane Cornet's big thank you

Sir, Through the courtesy of your columns I would like to say a huge thank you to the people of Peebles for making mine and Sharon’s a Beltane week to remember.

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5 Jul 2014 08:30

Tweedsmuir residents deserve an answer

Sir, With regard to the story in the Peeblesshire News, ‘Carlowse crossing to come at a cost’, the people of the Scottish Borders must be made aware of certain worrying aspects of this controversial refurbishment.

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30 Jun 2014 08:30

Thanking you

Sir, On behalf of our committee I would like to thank the people of the Peebles area for their generosity in supporting the 2014 Christian Aid Week.


29 Jun 2014 08:30

One hundred thousand thank yous

Sir, Through your column please could we thank everyone who came along to the sixth Annual Alec Lucas Memorial Football Tournament and Family Fun Day in Whitestone Park on May 31.

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28 Jun 2014 08:30

Proud to wear the Peebles colours

Sir, My family are here in the Scottish Borders for the Common Ridings and we have already been to Hawick and Selkirk. It has brought back such wonderful memories for me.


27 Jun 2014 09:00

Thanking you

Sir, On behalf of the Royal British Legion Scotland Peebles Branch we would like to thank everyone who attended our D-Day service at the War Memorial on Friday.

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27 Jun 2014 08:30

Independence debate

Sir, I was born in the Netherlands, came to England in 1961, to Scotland and Peebles in 1962 and applied for and was granted British Citizenship in 1989

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26 Jun 2014 09:00

No explanation

Sir, Our new, improved First Bus service has further drawbacks which only come to light as time goes on. The temporary bus station in Galashiels has proved to be surprisingly convenient given good weather conditions.

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26 Jun 2014 08:30

Pipe Band fundraisers serve up a treat

Sir, May I, on behalf of Innerleithen Pipe Band, use your columns to express the band’s grateful thanks to all those who supported our most recent fundraising events.

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25 Jun 2014 09:00

Planners should be commended

Sir, I would like to commend the planners in putting in a restriction for haulage vehicles on the narrow B road (Bogsbank Road) to West Linton. It was done for a very good reason.

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25 Jun 2014 08:30

Council’s wind farm stance welcomed

Sir, Full marks to Scottish Borders Council, and especially to Councillor Keith Cockburn for their robust stance on the proliferation of wind farms here in the Borders.

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