18 Sep 2014 07:30

Free advice available on care home fees

SIR, I REFER to an article published in the Peeblesshire News on Friday, August 15: ‘Care home fees and the family home’.

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17 Sep 2014 07:00

Is bigger better?

SIR, WHEN it comes to the referendum, people will vote no and people will vote yes, and it is wonderful that people can agree to disagree and be respectful to each other - a great example to the world.


16 Sep 2014 07:30


Sir, Having read the Peeblesshire News and the national press reports on the situation at West Linton Primary School, can we say how disappointed we are in the way that the headteacher has been treated by the Scottish Borders Council education department and also vilified by some of the parents of pupils at the school.

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16 Sep 2014 07:00

Removing West Linton headteacher is ‘appalling’

Sir, With reference to your article ‘No witch-hunt at West Linton’ (Peeblesshire News, September 5), it reads as if the Inspection report was made public and almost immediately afterwards the headteacher was “removed” from her post.

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15 Sep 2014 07:45

Yes campaign has not made compelling case

SIR, AS your columns have shown, interest in the referendum has been sustained over two years: uniquely for a political issue.

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14 Sep 2014 08:30

Rise and vote!

SIR, AS a citizen of and believer in democracy, I applaud the efforts of the Scots.

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12 Sep 2014 11:25

The future of NHS in Scotland

I NOTICE that in last week's Peebleshire News that John Ross Scott is yet another Yes supporter who is trying to delude the Scottish public into believing that "the future of the NHS in Scotland can only be secured with a Yes vote".

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12 Sep 2014 07:00

The desperadoes sting

Sir, I am a patriotic Anglo-Scot and have no vote, I’m not a member of any political party.


24 Aug 2014 07:30


Sir, I was astonished to read in the Peeblesshire News of August 15 that councillor Gavin Logan is claiming that he voted against the removal of the green waste collection from the Scottish Borders.

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23 Aug 2014 07:30

Show your support for Gaza

Sir, I have recently been impressed by the work of Oxfam Scotland, which, as a member of the Disasters Emergency Committee, has launched a politically impartial Gaza Crisis Appeal that I believe it is worth drawing the attention of your readers to.

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7 Aug 2014 07:00

‘Killer hornets’ are harmless

Sir, Your report in the Peeblesshire News, July 25, refers to ’killer hornets’. These were almost certainly not hornets but were wood wasps.


6 Aug 2014 08:00

All road users must show consideration

Sir, I write this letter (my first to a newspaper) as a motorist, cyclist and walker.

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4 Aug 2014 07:30

Scotland needs a modern, forward-looking union

SIR, The charming tale and eloquent metaphor of the little island by our main Peebles bridge (Yoursay, July 25) evinced a happy innocence of togetherness as appropriately local as the fairy story beside it of the Cardrona deer.

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10 Jul 2014 08:30

Heartfelt thanks

Sir, Through the courtesy of your paper I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to the people of Peebles for helping me to enjoy an amazing Beltane Week.

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9 Jul 2014 08:30

Sponsored walk thank you

Sir, Through the courtesy of the Peeblesshire News and on behalf of our local branch of Cancer Research, I would like to thank everyone who took part in our annual sponsored walk.

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8 Jul 2014 08:30

Memories to last a lifetime

Sir, I was honoured to be Crowning Lady 2014. I enjoyed every minute of Beltane Week and, of course, the sunshine was an added bonus.


7 Jul 2014 09:30

A week to cherish

Sir, It All started on Wednesday, May 14 when my name was announced as Beltane Queen 2014. The quickest week of my life has passed and there are so many people I would like to thank.


6 Jul 2014 08:30

Beltane Cornet's big thank you

Sir, Through the courtesy of your columns I would like to say a huge thank you to the people of Peebles for making mine and Sharon’s a Beltane week to remember.

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5 Jul 2014 08:30

Tweedsmuir residents deserve an answer

Sir, With regard to the story in the Peeblesshire News, ‘Carlowse crossing to come at a cost’, the people of the Scottish Borders must be made aware of certain worrying aspects of this controversial refurbishment.

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30 Jun 2014 08:30

Thanking you

Sir, On behalf of our committee I would like to thank the people of the Peebles area for their generosity in supporting the 2014 Christian Aid Week.