Souters in positive vote for bypass

Dr Lindsay Neil in the pop-up shop just before the accident.
Dr Lindsay Neil in the pop-up shop just before the accident.
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The Selkirk Regeneration Company (SRC) conducted a poll of local people last Thursday and Friday at the pop-up shop in Tower Street, asking whether or not they wanted a bypass.

The poll was in reply to Scotland’s transport minister Humza Yousaf, who said he wants to know how many people are actually for the bypass, before committing any government funds to the project.

From the 582 people who responded (over 10% of the town’s population), 563 (96.7% of those polled) were in favour of a bypass, 19 were not, while one was undecided and one form was spoiled.

The SRC’s Dr Lindsay Neil sent these figures to the minister, saying: “The result was emphatic support for a bypass.

“There can be no doubt of what Selkirk wants.”