22 Nov 2014 07:30

Borders is being sacrificed for renewable energy

SIR, Keele University’s somewhat triumphalist claim that the removal of MOD’s seismic restrictions on windfarms will allow a further 1.6 GW of wind-power generation in the Borders concerns me.

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18 Nov 2014 15:30

Council on gravy train

SIR, Nobody will be surprised to learn that the garden refuse collections are not being reinstated by Scottish Borders Council.

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17 Nov 2014 15:30

Chambers trustees resign

SIR, I refer to the report in last week’s paper regarding the future of the Chambers Institution trust. I have been approached by a number of people, anxious to know what is behind this decision.

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16 Nov 2014 15:30

Council takes responsibility of protecting Peeblesshire's war memorials very seriously

SIR, I write in response to the letter last week from Mr Borland ('labouring the point’).

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15 Nov 2014 15:30

Recycling system is a farce in Borders

SIR, Andrew Farquhar’s attempt to get the council to rethink their policy on garden waste collection is admirable but I suspect will come to nothing – much like my attempts to deposit my garden waste at Eshiels Recycling Centre.

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14 Nov 2014 15:00

Innerleithen fireworks were a blast

SIR, On behalf of the Rotary Club of Innerleithen Walkerburn & Traquair, may I through the courtesy of your columns, thank everyone who supported the Bonfire and Firework Display on November 5 at the Health Centre field, Innerleithen.

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13 Nov 2014 14:30

Peebles can be proud of netball team

SIR, It was interesting to see some important issues about sport in Peebles raised by a reader in last week’s letters.

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12 Nov 2014 14:30

Peebles Netball welcomes additional volunteers

SIR, I write on behalf of Peebles Netball Committee in response to the letter titled “Awards for All please” which was printed in the Peeblesshire News on October 31.

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11 Nov 2014 16:30

Forces Help at hand

SIR, At this time of year, our thoughts turn to the brave servicemen and women who made the ultimate sacrifice whilst serving our nation.

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10 Nov 2014 14:30

Help needed

SIR, I am from Australia and not sure if you will be able to help me. I have some World War Two service medals from a Robert (Bob) Thomson (not sure if he has a “p”) who lived in Peebles, except for a stint in Australia in the 1980s.

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9 Nov 2014 14:30

Labouring the point

SIR, Having watched the stone-cleaning at the Peebles war memorial which I presume has to be finished before November 11, I hope after 45 years in the building industry that what I see today (October 29) is not the finished job?

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8 Nov 2014 14:30

Getting rid of Trident

SIR, National surveys have shown that the majority of people in Scotland do not want weapons of mass destruction in our beautiful Clyde estuary.

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7 Nov 2014 14:30

Democracy is for the rich at expense of poor

SIR, The dust is yet to settle after the Scottish referendum where by the powers that be; “Westminster” have appointed Lord Smith of Kelvin to oversee the consultation with all interested Scottish parties, organisations and individuals with the hope of coming up with Devo-Max!

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6 Nov 2014 09:00

Obnoxious letter

SIR, What a sad, depressing, small minded, nasty and mean letter from Jason Tyszko ('Beggars a Big Issue in Peebles’).

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5 Nov 2014 09:00

Begging is unacceptable

SIR, I read with interest the article 'Poverty in Peebles is 'unacceptable’ in last week’s Peeblesshire News, but so is begging.

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4 Nov 2014 09:00

More power wanted in Peeblesshire

SIR, I would like to thank over 100 people from Innerleithen who participated in a recent questionnaire and street survey or posted their answers in the box in the local post office.

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3 Nov 2014 09:00

Awards for all please

SIR, I was puzzled to read that Peebles Netball had recently received an 'Awards for All’ grant towards its activities. I am hugely supportive of money being put into sport at local level, however, priority should be given to sports clubs and organisations who are fully inclusive.

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2 Nov 2014 09:00

Why are foreign criminals allowed to remain within our shores?

SIR, So Catriona Bhatia thinks it “odd” that the Spanish nationality of a thief in Peebles, who stole a mobile phone and a bank card, was mentioned by the Police (Councillor upset over police disclosure, Peeblesshire News). It was of interest to me, and I am not a UKIP supporter.

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1 Nov 2014 09:00

Labour leader's explanation for departure is breathtakingly hypocritical

SIR, Johann Lamont tells us she is “proud of what we have achieved over the last three years”, especially the referendum:

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31 Oct 2014 09:00

Debate is to be welcomed, not scorned

SIR, Whilst Democracy itself is effectively 'the oppression of the minority by the majority’; can there ever be any justification to ignore the legitimate concerns of voters?

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