HRH sends her thanks

THE people of the Borders have been thanked for their Diamond Jubilee message of congratulations – by the Queen herself.

The Honourable Gerald Maitland-Carew, Lord Lieutenant of Roxburgh, Ettrick and Lauderdale, received the message as Her Majesty marked 60 years on the throne.

Signed Elizabeth R, the letter read: “I send my grateful thanks to the people of Roxburgh, Ettrick and Lauderdale for their kind message of congratulations, sent on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of my accession to the throne.

“In return, please accept my good wishes for a most memorable and enjoyable Diamond Jubilee year.”

Events are expected to take place across the Borders this summer to recognise the milestone.