Defence fears

One of the reasons for England signing the Treaty of Union with Scotland in 1707 was to have a secure northern border.

Now that warfare has changed and secure bases are paramount, Scotland, with continual talk of independence, no longer provides that security.

It is little wonder then that military planners, who must always think long term, are considering removing defence capability south of the border.

This situation would not have arisen if the people had not voted for devolution. You reap what you sow.

William W. Scott

St Baldred’s Road

North Berwick