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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14 Jan 2015 10:30

View from the Surgery

A REGULAR feature from Dr Ken B Moody...

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13 Jan 2015 12:30

The Willie Archibald Column

Tweeddale West Councillor Willie Archibald is Scottish Borders Council’s Older People’s Champion. Here, here he writes exclusively for readers of the Peeblesshire News...

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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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30 Dec 2014 16:30

Gifts often come in unexpected ways

A FEW weeks ago, I visited the historic St Andrew’s and St George`s West Church in Edinburgh which was so much part of my family’s growing up.

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29 Dec 2014 16:30

The constitutional discussion will continue

2014 has been a busy year for me in the Scottish Parliament and across the region.

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