Sacrificed for supermarkets

I am amazed that no-one else has written about Drew Tulley’s comments regarding the lack of tourist information on Galashiels (Southern, August 15).

Apart from Bank Street Gardens, what does he think tourists would come to see in the town?

Mr Tulley’s statement that “we are very poorly served as a tourist destination” is laughable when it was under his watch that anything that might have attracted tourists to Galashiels – i.e. majestic mill buildings, Lochcarron, the original textile college (the list is endless) – was destroyed to make way for large white supermarkets.

I don’t think people will travel on the new railway to look at Bank Street Gardens or the chain stores when there are an abundance of them in Edinburgh.

Mary Douglas