Looking Back

Ayton win Berwickshire Bowls March 1988.
Ayton win Berwickshire Bowls March 1988.

10 years ago

A POTENTIAL landslip is threatening to cut off residents at Lower Burnmouth but the majority would rather take risk than move out of their homes. The houses themselves are not at risk, only the road between the brae and Cowdrait.

THE team behind the council’s Building for the Future project has refused to confirm or deny reports that Duns Primary School is to be rebuilt.

25 years ago

THE start of the gull cull at Eyemouth is imminent as the birds have started nesting early because of the mild weather.

HUNDREDS of sheep and lambs were rescued from a fire in a large shed at a farm near Grantshouse. The fire broke out in a large double hayshed at Drakemyre Farm at around 9pm and fire engines from Duns, Eyemouth, East Linton and Berwick attended the blaze.

50 years ago

THE continuing Arctic weather conditions are retarding progress with the building work on the new council housing scheme at Eyemouth.

NEGOTIATIONS between the Tweed River Purification Board have now been completed and agreement reached on compensation water arrangements from a large new reservoir to be constructed on the River


100 years ago

SEVERAL anglers were out on the Tweed at Coldstream when trout fishing in Scotland opened.

A NUMBER of people from the Cockburnspath district are emigrating to Canada in the course of a month or two.

THE first of the Borders March Hirings took place at Berwick on Saturday. There was a large attendance of farm workers who were seeking engagements.