It is sad to see that another two or thee shops have closed in Kelso.
Could this be partly due to the new town centre facelift? It is no good having a new face if the old one has only been made worse.
There may be many factors involved, of course, but we don’t want Kelso going the way of Hawick and Galashiels.
Many signs in shop windows say “Use us or lose us”.
It is up to local shoppers to help keep Kelso prospering.