Looking Back

Charity bottle smashing at the Plough Inn in Leithholm 25 years ago.
Charity bottle smashing at the Plough Inn in Leithholm 25 years ago.

10 years ago

MUD was the talk of Duns Show on Saturday as tractors worked overtime to pull stranded vehicles from the waterlogged field.

GRANTSHOUSE villagers got the first glimpse of their new hall at the opening ceremony. A £27,000 Lottery grant made the makeover possible.

NEW development in Berwickshire is being blocked because of an inadequate sewerage system.

25 years ago

THE blast of the foghorn at St Abbs Head lighthouse, which has been heard for 100 years, will fall silent at noon on Friday, August 14. It is one of 20 in Scotland being discontinued.

THE sun shone brightly for the Berwickshire Agricultural Association’s annual show in Duns on Saturday, but the good weather had the effect of keeping agricultural people at home in the hope of making a start to their harvesting operations.

50 years ago

DURING course of the County Agricultural Show held at Duns on Saturday, eight long service awards were presented to farm workers in the county.

SIX new players have been signed on by Duns FC for the season which begins on Saturday, and there is the possibility of further signings this week.

A 21-year-old man was shot dead and another wounded in an incident in Castlegate, Berwick.

100 years ago

THE name of Mr H J Tennant, MP for Berwickshire, and present Under Secretary for War, is being freely spoken about in connection with the high office of Govenor-General of New Zealand.

AT the request of ten Chirnside ratepayers a meeting was held for the purpose of getting the feeling of the parish as to the lighting of the village. Sixteen voted in favour of street lighting, 12 were against because of the present state of the rates in the village.