17 Apr 2014 08:30

Conservatives were against removal of green bins

Sir, I was disappointed to read the attack on David Mundell MP and the unwarranted criticism of myself and Councillor Cockburn in last week’s edition of the Peeblesshire News by a fellow Tweeddale councillor who seemed unwilling to publicise his political affiliation.

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28 Feb 2014 10:03 • Gary Farmer

Game that keeps clicking with online card kings

Once upon a time (as any movies buff will agree) competitive games of cards were all about earnest, square-jawed men hunched around a baize table in a smoky backroom “joint”.


23 Feb 2014 12:30

The link between Peebles and the Rosetta stone is not always as it seems

SIR, The letter in Peeblesshire News concerning Rosetta Caravan Park’s heritage drew attention to the link with the Rosetta stone.

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21 Feb 2014 12:30

Referendum Choices in Peebles

Sir, Readers of recent correspondence in the Peeblesshire News might be interested to know that there will be an open public forum in the Burgh Hall next Thursday, February 27, from 7pm to 9.30pm to discuss Scotland’s Referendum Choices as we continue to prepare for September’s vote.

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17 Feb 2014 12:30

Politicians 'not willing to listen’

Sir, I am a tenant in Dovecot Road, Peebles, which was opened officially on Monday, January 27, by Margaret Burgess MSP and was attended by several councillors.

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14 Feb 2014 14:30

There are many reasons for voting in the referendum

Sir, Derek Lawson’s letter (Peeblesshire News, February 7) makes interesting but contradictory points about Trident and the referendum.

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11 Feb 2014 09:30

Bin service shows little evidence of cost savings

Sir, I read with interest the letter from the correspondent in West Linton in last week’s Peeblesshire News. I have already had correspondence with (Tweeddale councillor) Keith Cockburn on various issues of concern this year and out of courtesy have copied him into this note.

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10 Feb 2014 09:30

Rosetta Caravan Park heritage must be preserved

Sir, Firstly I would like to thank all those who supported the objections for the original Rosetta Caravan Park application. This was withdrawn and sadly a new revised planning application submitted.

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7 Feb 2014 09:30

There are two sides to independence debate

Sir, The contribution last week on Trident and independence once again muddied the waters on the crucial vote that awaits us all.

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3 Feb 2014 10:30

West Linton bin collection is rubbish

Sir, I have lived in West Linton for approximately 25 years and was amazed to hear the Borders Council announce they were intending to stop the curbside pick up of garden refuge from March 2014.

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31 Jan 2014 09:30

'There will be an outcry when Wetherspoons open in Peebles’

Sir, I read weekly about local businesses struggling under the present fiscal squeeze. I dare say local communities will have their say when the next election comes and our local MP will have quite an uphill battle on his hands.

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23 Jan 2014 09:30

Bring back Drew Tulley

Sir, Last week a survey carried out in a Scottish newspaper showed that the majority of people wanted more say in how their Council Tax is spent. I agree totally with these sentiments.

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15 Jan 2014 09:30

Even in times of austerity, spending wisely works

Sir, There will no doubt be mixed feelings in response to the news that traffic wardens are to disappear from Border towns in February.

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13 Jan 2014 09:30

What happened to the various promises from Westminster?

Sir, I have just been reading your report of John Lamont’s latest pearls of wisdom on 'separation’.

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10 Jan 2014 11:30

Peebles from the Past

A NEW website set up to celebrate Peebles history has reopened the row over one of the darker moments in the town’s proud past.

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10 Jan 2014 09:30

Loss of traffic wardens will make no difference in Innerleithen

Sir, I would like to comment on the article in the Peeblesshire News (January 3) regarding the axing of traffic wardens.

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31 Dec 2013 08:00

Borders warms up for unprecedented year

Sir, 2013 draws to a close, it’s only natural to reflect on what was, by all accounts, a successful year for Scottish tourism – naturally!

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30 Dec 2013 08:00

Borders Country Diary

ON Wednesday last week I had to make a trip down to Kelso in the late afternoon. After dropping my wife off in the town I went up to the Cobby to see what was around.

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29 Dec 2013 08:00

They think it’s Hall over...

Sir, While I believe the Borders Railway is a waste of money, even I can see why Plumtree Brae in Galashiels had to be shut to road traffic, unlike Sherry Fowler who can’t see the wood for the trees (Border Telegraph, December 11).

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28 Dec 2013 08:00

Do we want to be governed by monkeys?

Sir, In his letter published in last week’s issue of the Border Telegraph Jamie Hindhaugh argues that the pay of MPs should reflect the average pay levels of their constituents if they are to, “stand for the interests of the masses”. I beg to differ.

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