Setting the record straight over mast vote numbers

I am writing to correct the facts quoted in your article last week entitled “Standhill mast raises objections amid call for wind farm summit”. In paragraph two you state that “almost 70 people voted against the proposal by local farmer Jim Shanks”. This is very misleading for readers of the paper, as I attended the meeting myself and noted that the vote was 29 to 6 against the proposal.

I would like to add that having lived in the Denholm area for many years it was interesting to see so many new faces voting against the proposal.


EDITOR’S NOTE: The voting figure was stated at last week’s community council meeting by Councillor Zandra Elliot.