Road markings

The reluctance of Scottish Borders Council to mark hazardous stretches of its roads has puzzled me for 20 years (‘No pattern to Dirt Pot crashes’).

It seems to be the only road authority in the country to eschew the use of white paint where it is really needed.

On the A701, in Dumfries and Galloway, the hazards are fully marked. On entering Scottish Borders at Moffat, the advisory lines disappear. At Leadburn, where the A701 morphs into the (smaller) A6094 in Midlothian, they reappear.

What is the explanation?

Jim Pratt

West Linton