SARAH BEATTIE-SMITH

Best bits: Three great hustings in the Borders and getting out in the sun winning votes from Kelso to Dumfries to Fenwick Worst bit: Coming to terms with the fact that there’s only a week left! Folk of note: Rob from Dumfries and Galloway College for being so welcoming; Debbie from Borders Carers Centre and …

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For 46 years, people in the Scottish Borders have been been cut off from the rest of Scotland after the Borders Railway was closed in 1969. In a decision by Harold Wilson’s government at a time when Dr Beeching’s recommendations were having their dreadful impact, the railway was closed prompting huge local protest in the …

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