Borders journalist dies after career stretching back half a century
Borderers are this week mourning the loss of well-known journalist Bob Burgess, who has died at the age of 64. He had only retired at the end of March.
Although having been a long-time resident of Selkirk, Bob was born and bred in Galashiels, starting his career with the Border Telegraph in 1967.
He also worked for the BBC in Selkirk and as a freelance reporter for national newspapers before joining the staff of The Southern Reporter and Selkirk Weekend Advertiser, reaching the position of deputy editor.