Opinion

17 Mar 2015 08:00

Council issued with tapestry ultimatum

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.

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16 Mar 2015 07:30

Lacking vision

SIR, THE problem for those who don’t want us to vote SNP in May is that they have to turn their eyes from the things the party has achieved for Scotland and to focus on local, controversial issues such as wind farms and services.

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15 Mar 2015 08:00

No improvement on the poo front

SIR, Before going off for a month in Australia to see my daughter, I wrote to the Peeblesshire News regarding the problem of dog fouling in the Gytes/Kerfield pitches area, so I was very disappointed to learn in the first Peeblesshire News I read since returning, that the problem has not improved!

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14 Mar 2015 08:00

Desperate measures from Mr Mundell?

SIR, As we hurtle towards the UK election in May, it is interesting to see the desperation from certain politicians.

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9 Mar 2015 07:30

Cycling on pavements is the safest option for who?

Sir, Further to my previous correspondence and subsequent articles in the Peeblesshire News, I feel that now the better weather is upon us and the cyclists have begun to visit Innerleithen again it is time to resurrect the issue of cycling on the footpaths.

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7 Mar 2015 08:30

Crying foul on irresponsible dog owners

SIR, It is with regret that the subject of dog fouling in Peebles has to be yet again brought to the attention of your readers.

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3 Mar 2015 08:00

All is fair in politics

SIR, The scenario is a supermarket car park in the Borders. Two prominent politicians greet each other.

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2 Mar 2015 08:30

End of the road for litter louts

SIR, Various comments over the recent months seem to suggest that an independent Scotland could be more like Norway and therefore much better, but they do not mention that Norway has true independence by being outwith the EU.

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28 Feb 2015 08:30

Both AIMUp and the tapestry have exciting potential

SIR, You reported in two articles on February 20 (Tory Councillors fail in bid to unpack tapestry decision and Council AIMUp) that one of the community councillors against the proposal to invest in a permanent site for the Great Tapestry of Scotland is Brian McCrow.

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24 Feb 2015 08:45

We need councillors to sit up and listen

Sir, I would like to appeal to Peeblesshire News readers to join the thousands who have signed the petition asking Scottish Borders Council to overturn its decision to spend £6 million of our money and £2.5 million of Scottish Government money (also our money) - that is a total of £8.5m - on a new building at Tweedbank to house the Great Tapestry of Scotland.

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19 Feb 2015 07:30

Amazed mirth

SIR, The letter from an SNP councillor, claiming that “Conservatives need to offer fresh thinking” caused much amazed mirth in our household.

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18 Feb 2015 07:30

Switched off

SIR, One of the main news items on Border Television’s Lookaround informed us that Carlisle United were able to play a vital game due to volunteers clearing snow at Brunton Park. I am sure that would please viewers in Peebles only 25 miles away from Tynecastle and Easter Road in the capital city of Scotland.

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16 Feb 2015 08:00

Cold reception from First Bus

Sir, The introduction of the X62 bus service was highlighted by First Bus as providing an improved bus service between Galashiels and Edinburgh. Sadly, the reality for those of us who are daily commuters has been somewhat different.

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9 Feb 2015 08:00

Protect our National Health Service

SIR, Every day we hear that people aren’t interested in politics. Well, that’s certainly not true in Peebles.

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7 Feb 2015 07:30

Councillor’s election shot is patently absurd

SIR, An apparent early election shot from Councillor Logan (Peeblesshire News, January 30) makes the blanket assertion that Councillor Archibald’s columns in your newspaper are “only remarkable for their self-promotion and sneering sarcasm”.

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6 Feb 2015 08:00

Tractor man praised for his efforts in snow

SIR, We all woke up to a white world one day last week, though in West Linton it hadn’t snowed since the night before.

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3 Feb 2015 07:00

Dog fouling causes a stink

SIR, Border Beasties would like to thank all Donkey Food Volunteers for their continued support.

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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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