Dog fouling

SIR, - A lovely Boxing Day walk through Duns Castle woods with my family and our dog was sadly spoilt as we returned to the Castle Street gates.

Between the inner and outer lodges there were about 12 dog messes on or beside the road.

My daughter and I did our best to clear up some of them but soon ran out of bags.

Besides being against the law, leaving dog mess on the castle drive is just not fair. It is, after all, the entrance to a private home and it’s a privelege for us, the public, to be able to use it. Dog owners should not spoil it for everyone else.

JOHN MARJORIBANKS,

Eden House,

Gavinton.