Looking Back

The cast of the 1988 Duns panto starring in 'Puss in Boots'
The cast of the 1988 Duns panto starring in 'Puss in Boots'

10 years ago

RADIOACTIVE waste accidentally dumped into the North Sea by Torness Power Station did not endanger the public. The troubled power giant was fined £150,000 after it admitted releasing 60 cubic metres of contaminated water into the sea at Dunbar in October 2001.

THE 400th anniversary of the Union of the Crowns will be celebrated this year, and the first event is a recreation of the King’s entry into England at Berwick.

25 years ago

BERWICKSHIRE District Council voted not to support the Scottish Campaign Against the Poll Tax.

COLDSTREAM Burns Club celebrated its centenary with a dinner in the town hall.

ATTEMPTS to extend the evacuation zone around the Torness Nuclear power station to include Dunbar have failed. In the event of an accident people living in Innerwick would be moved out but not those in Dunbar.

50 years ago

AT a meeting of the Berwickshire Education Committee it was decided to recommend the closure of the single teacher schools at Mellerstain and Ladykirk.

DUNS Rugby Football Club, formed three years ago, have a new pitch but so far weather conditions have been so bad that they have not been able to play a home fixture on it.

THE hill roads in Berwickshire were once again blocked with snow.

100 years ago

OPERATIONS which have been in progress for some months have now reached completion in connection with the extensive addition to the St Abbs lifeboat slipway, and on which has been put a powerful winch, for the more expeditious hauling up and lowering of the lifeboat in the harbour.

THE 100th anniversary of the formation of the Border Union Agricultural Society was celebrated by a public dinner.