Water of life for Jedburgh

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Kudos to the councillors and craftsmen who have been working to bring Jedburgh’s 19th-century town centre fountain back to life again (Southern, February 9).

The architectural heritage of our Borders towns is not just history. Our old buildings and monuments are part of a unique selling point that any other tourist destination would envy.

Jedburgh has bankable heritage in spadefuls, though sadly not always appreciated or given the protection it deserves.

In these tough times saving the past is an investment in the future. By the way, does anyone know the story of the fountain’s carved “rodent”-like creatures?

Douglas Hunter

Harestanes

Ancrum