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2 Sep 2015 16:30

Tour caused 'confusion and disruption’

SIR, I would like to pass on my complaints regarding the recent Tour O’ the Borders Cycle event.
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2 Sep 2015 08:30

Great effort

SIR, It is exciting to think that this great Tapestry will come to the Borders. Appropriate too, as although created by small groups of people from every corner of Scotland, the idea and vision was born in the Borders and designed nearby in East Lothian.
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1 Sep 2015 08:30


SIR, On Thursday, August 13, I was admitted to Borders General Hospital with a severe infection, being discharged on Monday 17th.
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31 Aug 2015 08:30

Most of Borders 'against’ tapestry

SIR, It is ridiculous that a decision is being made to erect a gallery building to house the Great Tapestry of Scotland in Tweedbank even though most Borders inhabitants are against this project.
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29 Aug 2015 08:30

Fed up

SIR, Last Wednesday, the day my letter about the Scottish Tapestry was published, I received quite a number of responses.
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28 Aug 2015 08:30

Thanking you

SIR, In October 2013 I was diagnosed with breast cancer and required to undergo extensive treatment at the Western General in Edinburgh and The Borders General Hospital.
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27 Aug 2015 08:30

Cultural tourism is enormous income generator

SIR, As a Trustee of the Great Tapestry of Scotland I feel it is incumbent to respond to some of the comments made by Mr Neil Ballantyne in his letter of August 12.
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25 Aug 2015 08:30

Great effort

SIR, It is exciting to think that this great Tapestry will come to the Borders.
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24 Aug 2015 08:30

Stevenson link

SIR, On the subject of Stevenson’s involvement with Peebles, may I refer your correspondent to a definitive biography of RLS by Rosaline Masson who knew the Stevenson family.
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21 Aug 2015 09:30

Peeblesshire truly becoming an international cycling destination

SIR, Please can I take this chance to thank many local people in regard to the Tesco Bank Tour O The Borders which was based in Peebles last weekend.
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21 Aug 2015 08:30

Disgraceful situation

SIR, The traffic delay in Biggar on Sunday, August 16, caused by a car show was completely unacceptable.
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20 Aug 2015 09:30

Second referendum will cause uncertainty

Sir, The SNP is in two minds about a second referendum.
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19 Aug 2015 08:30

Robert Louis Stevenson - A Peeblesshire connection?

SIR, Peeblesshire makes much use of its literary figures, most notably John Buchan, but I wonder if any of your readers know anything about a possible local connection to another towering Scottish writer, Robert Louis Stevenson.
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18 Aug 2015 09:30

On, St Ronan’s, On!

SIR, Through your newspaper, I would like to thank everyone who took part in and enjoyed St Ronan’s Border Games Week 2015.
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17 Aug 2015 09:30

Nepal fundraising thankyou

SIR, We would like to thank all our customers who knitted comfort dolls for the children affected by the earthquake in Nepal
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16 Aug 2015 09:30

Invisible bollard

SIR, In an evening in February I hit the kerb of the bollard outside the car park on Edinburgh Road, Peebles. The reflectors on the bollard were so covered with mud the bollard was invisible.
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15 Aug 2015 08:30

Regal steam

SIR, It is often said that only the best is good enough for the Queen and this is no doubt why Her Majesty will be hauled by a steam locomotive as she opens the Borders Railway.
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10 Aug 2015 08:30

Cherish our green spaces

SIR, Scotland is a nation filled with people who cherish their local green spaces. Volunteering Matters wants to support this passion by helping people who want to transform their local community.
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8 Aug 2015 08:30

Photographing wildlife

SIR, Do you know the laws about photographing wildlife?
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6 Aug 2015 09:30

MP needs lesson in irony

SIR, Our local MP has again courted controversy by cutting the ribbon on a new foodbank, this time to a hostile reception in Dumfries
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4 Aug 2015 08:30

Broadband bother?

SIR, If you live in one of the following areas, we would love to hear from you - Ettrick and Yarrow, Upper Teviotdale and Borthwick Water, Tweedsmuir, Moffat Water, Lilliesleaf, Ashkirk and Midlem, Glen, Orchard Mains and Traquair or Eskdalemuir.
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3 Aug 2015 08:30

In praise of the NHS

SIR, All too often we read of people’s dissatisfaction with the NHS. I would like to tell of our total satisfaction with the Service and offer high praise to The Scottish Ambulance Service and the NHS.
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1 Aug 2015 09:30

Driving down Memory Lane

SIR, With reference to your boyracer story, is there any minimum age to join? If I was 60 years younger I may have been one of boy motoring enthusiasts as when that age, new cars were still difficult to obtain and there was a waiting list for them so second hand cars kept their value.
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18 Jul 2015 09:30

Convener’s Column

A REGULAR feature from Tweeddale East Councillor Graham Garvie, Convener of Scottish Borders Council...
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16 Jul 2015 08:30

Can we have some answers please?

SIR, With your permission I would like to add to comments made by the Craigerne residents last week.
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