The cat’s out of the bag

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SSPCA inspector Stuart Murray, from Duns, with Gordon Stewart, age 13, from Fans. Mellerstain Animal Welfare Centre hosted its annual visit from young SSPCA members in July 1994, when the children were given a tour of the premises.

Also in 1994, a fire engine loaded with supplies for a Romanian hospital met up with a lorry packed with foodstuffs for Bosnian refugees in August. Honorary firefighter Mark Dean, left, and his father, second left, handed over toiletries, soaps and sundries to Lothian and Borders Fire Brigade assistant divisional officer Bob Bertram (second right) and lorry driver Robin Black, so that the goods could be taken to their destinations.