Be grateful for Jedburgh’s historic court

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As one who walks almost daily through the Market Square in Jedburgh, I was surprised by the suggestion by an anonymous letter-writer in last week’s Southern Reporter that a change to the entrance to the Sheriff Court might lead tourists to think worse of our town.

I have never seen, even on days when the court is functioning, scenes such as might cause offence.

I would suggest that we should be glad that Jedburgh is still a living and working town, not a museum-piece, and that most of us are proud that we still retain an active and historic sheriff court, even if we might not approve of some of its clientele.

Ian Purvis

Jedburgh.