Borderline decisions

Anent your feature, “Back to Border for ITV local news coverage” (Southern, February 28), the Border counties are obviously as much part of Scotland as ancient Cumberland and Northumberland are proudly part of England.

Of course that distinctive long-standing political and cultural reality must always be represented in our local media, TV and print. Meanwhile, confident of our own identities on both sides of the Carter Bar, we will continue as good friends and neighbours before and after independence.

Douglas Hunter

Ancrum