Looking Back

10 years ago

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 15th September 2012, 11:31 am

t THE notorious A1 trunk road claimed a further six lives this week in three separate accidents. Five of the fatalities occurred in the Dunbar area of East Lothian while a sixth man died south of the border at Shilbottle in north Northumberland.

t CONCERNED residents are meeting at Grantshouse to discuss plans to build a wind farm near the village. Grantshouse Community Council has been asked to comment on proposals for an 11 turbine development at Monashee Farm, Drakemyre.

25 years ago

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t The estimated running costs of the Borders General Hospital, which will open at Huntlyburn later in the year have been estimated at just under £11.5 million. However, The health board’s general manager, David Peters told members it was not yet feasible to provide a definite final cost for the opening of the new hospital.

t Cross-Borders talks could again take place on the provision of a crematorium. But at their meeting last Thursday, members of Berwick Borough Council’s health committee were distinctly unhopeful that the talks with Berwickshire District Council would be productive.

50 years ago

t The foundations of St Abbs village Hall have subsided and at a meeting of the Planning and Property and Works Committee held at Duns on Wednesday, the committee approved of work being carried out in connection with it.

t ALTHOUGH there has been no indication that that the Berwickshire Branch railway line will be closed, Duns Town Council at their monthly meeting held in the Burgh Chambers last week, agreed that everything needed to be done to see that it never happened.

100 years ago

t THE net fishing on the Tweed this season which closes on Monday night has been a disastrous one and fly fishers also have recently had poor sport, owing to the rainy weather and the swollen condition of the river.

t IN response to an invitation from the Mayor the first-class destroyers, Wolverine, Basilisk, Racoon and Scourge spent the weekend in Berwick Bay. The vessels arrived early on Saturday morning, but a heavy swell during the day threatened to upset all arrangements.