is an interesting link sent to me by a bloggee. But what possible relevance to here? Alert readers will note that the local laird is, in his MSP capacity, a member of the Scottish Parliament's Communities Committee. And the committee has planning matters as part of its portfolio. Given that the Laird is challenging the draft local plans prohibition of further development in Paxton post Orchard and that he has offered land for housing outwith the current provisions of this same draft local plan it could be argued that a possible clash of interests may be on the horizon if and when the Committee considers planning matters of any relevance to the Scottish Borders. I am sure as an experienced and honourable member the same thought will have occurred to him and he will be ready to declare a personal interest at the appropiate point with all the implications that this will have for participation by him on any discussion on the item in question. In accordance with the usual rules of procedure.