Renovation a better way

It seems that one of Jedburgh’s oldest buildings will be demolished (Southern, November 8).

A firm from outwith the Borders will get the work. I remain convinced that the listed building could have been successfully renovated with local expertise, quicker and with less hassle.

I reckon that pulling down a listed building that has stood for 200 years because the scaffolding is an “eyesore” is a bit like amputating a well-kent pensioner’s broken leg because the plaster cast had become an “embarrassment”.

Douglas Hunter