CAN YOU EAT IN DUNS?
asked a complete stranger accosting Huttonian in the Market Square. 'It is permissable-except during the Jim Clark Rally' I nearly replied but recognised a genuine Tourist- a capital T merited for a rara avis
So I pointed out Hugos the new 'Wine Bar/Bistro/ Coffee Shop/ Place- to- be- seen -at, the Siamese Kitchen, Santoush, Black Bull etc etc. He asked about the sights? I told him. He seemed impressed. And surprised. 'The people at the Tourist Office in Kelso were a bit negative about Duns; so I nearly didn't come'
I asked him if he was on a Short Break Visit bearing in mind the slogan beloved of the VisitScotland marketing visionaries.
'Shortish' he said
Looking at his watch
(The image is dated: Hugo's is now the in the brownish building to the left of Cool Cuts-click to enlarge)
Labels: Eating in Duns, Scotland's Favourite Short Break Destination, Tourists in the Merse