There’s a new sheriff in town

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SHERIFF Derrick McIntyre has taken over the bench at Jedburgh and Duns sheriff courts.

Formerly based in Edinburgh, he took over his new appointment after Christmas, following the departure of Sheriff Donald Corke, who returns to the Lothians.

He will dispense justice at the two Borders courts for the next 18 months, until his retirement.

Born on June 16, 1944, Sheriff McIntyre spent the early years of his childhood in India, where his father worked as a tea planter and served with the Indian Army.

He returned to Britain where he attended prep school in Kent and public school at Wellington.

After leaving St Andrews University with a degree in law, Sheriff McIntyre served in the Far East with the 6th Gurkha Rifles.

After rejoining the Black Watch as a territorial, he rose to major and was honoured for his long service.

He is a member of the Royal Company of Archers and chairman of the Scottish Branch of the Gurkha Welfare Trust.

Sheriff McIntyre went into private practice in Edinburgh, before joining Taits Solicitors in Kelso as a partner in 1990.

He became a temporary sheriff in 1983, taking up a full-time post in 2000.

Sheriff McIntyre’s interests include country sports.