Concerns raised over path access

Concerns have been raised after a path along the banks of the River Tweed was recently blocked off.

Sunday, 29th January 2017, 7:31 am
A local resident has queried a change to access on a Cornhill path.

The path is on the south side of Coldstream Bridge but efforts to find out who was responsible have so far proved in vain.

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Graham White said: “I have walked along this path ever since 2000 when I came to live in Coldstream but it is now locked and swathed in chains. It may, or not, be the case that this is a Public Right of Way, but it was certainly a permissive path for the last 15 years. There never was ‘vehicle access’, but lots of local people would occasionally walk there, birdwatching etc. There is no public access at all now; the former pedestrian access, which was a ‘wicket’ gap to the gate side, has been heavily fenced.”

A council spokesman said: “If the gentleman would like to get in touch with the council we can look into it. We are not aware of a public right of way in this location.”