Trader hits out at sign damage

Linda McLean
Linda McLean

A BUSINESS owner in Silver Street is calling for lorries to stop using the narrow road after her shop sign was damaged for a third time.

Retreat proprietor Linda McLean (pictured) has been left counting the cost of the latest damage caused by a bin lorry crashing into her sign last week, and after two previous incidents with a brewery lorry, she says it it time for action. “This is the third time it has happened and it is costing me a fortune,” she stated. “It is too narrow a street for such big lorries and it is just laziness that they aren’t using the Towerknowe entrance.”

The beauty salon owner has also criticised a lack of regard for Silver Street’s attractive cobbles and slabs which were laid by Scottish Borders Council as part of phase two of Streetscape.

Councillor Davie Paterson said: “I’ve been told that although the street is pedestrian friendly, unfortunately due to access rights no vehicle can be stopped from accessing it.”