Looking Back

Reston pupils holding a tree planting in 1987
Reston pupils holding a tree planting in 1987

10 years ago

PRINCESS Anne visited Reston to officially open the indoor riding arena at Sunnyside and visit Reiver Country Farm Foods. The Princess Royal, president of the Riding for the Disabled watched three eight minute displays by 26 young riders from the Berwickshire RDA group before presenting them with rosettes.

A STRONG connection between The Barr Charitable Trust and St Abbs lifeboat station will continue when the new Atlantic 75 lifeboat is christened Dorothy and Kathrine Barr II, using Scotland’s other national drink, Barrs Irn Bru.

25 years ago

BACKING has been given to the setting up of job clubs in Eyemouth, Duns, Hawick and Kelso, following the success of one in Galashiels.

TWO Duns sisters gave birth to baby boys on the same day in the same hospital - with the odds of that happening being a million to one.

THE Bordercare community alarm system has been given a vote of confidence by Borderers, with 150 pensioners applying over the last six weeks to have it installed in their homes.

50 years ago

WHEN the South East Scotland Local Employment Committee met the Provost of Duns, Rev M .McCallum, referred to the”tragic” position Duns was in by the closure of the branch factory of Ballantyne Sportswear Co Ltd, due on October 12. Sixteen workers are affected - a large number for a small burgh.

THE farm of Baitstrand, Berwick, extending to 188 acres of arable land, the property of Mr P.L. Edwards, has been sold privately. The price is substantially more than the upset price of £25,000 it was revealed.

100 years ago

THE crew of the Nellie Wilson, St Abbs have been awarded 10s each by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in recognition of the prompt and gallant service they rendered some weeks ago to the fishing smack. Agnes and Isabella, which was in a sinking condition off Eyemouth.

OWING to the invasion of tramps at this season in many parts of Berwickshire, farmers have adopted precautions in the matter of night watching their stackyards in order to prevent people taking up quarters overnight.