In the latest Berwickshire News
Under a huge front page banner headline
: CHANGE IN CULTURE NEEDED TO TACKLE DRINK AND DRUGS
there is a rather unusual picture of HRH Prince Edward aka the Duke of Wessex receiving 'a Siamese greeting' from a smartly dressed lady. Surely Prince Ed is not part of the Berwickshire Drink and Drugs scene? No it is a rather unfortunate juxtaposition of an image and the main story. The Duke was in Duns to present the Operatic Society `with the Queen's award for Voluntary Service and was not under the influence of banned substances at the time; of course if he was it would lend a new dimension to local High Society about which the paper is obviously concerned.
I could be wrong but I doubt if there is much of a drugs problem in Hutton. Drink would have to be imbibed in the discomfort of one's home as the Cross in Paxton is over two miles away and the no shops in the village include no Off Licence. You can't even buy a tube of glue for goodness sake. Rural crime around here seems to consist of the odd theft of gardening tools, once some fishing rods, and the nicking of the 'You are being Watched' sign beyond Hutton Castle Barns.Nothing to bother the Sheriff of Duns or the star reporter of the Berwickshire.
A very good reason for living here. But if you crave a bit of excitement: Duns is more likely to be your place. Me, I am no hurry to move.
Labels: crime Borders., Hutton, Prince Edward