The historic clock bells of a Borders town have been silenced at night after an investigation by environmental health officers.They've got that right - Health and Safety takes priority over a war memorial.
It followed a complaint by a bed and breakfast owner about the sound coming from the Galashiels war memorial.
...The council said that by silencing the clock the it was just "moving with the times".
In case you think this is another example of the ZaNuLab tyranny, think again:
Scottish Borders Council has 11 Wards, 10 Wards having 3 Elected Members and 1 Ward having 4 Elected Members (Councillor).
The political make-up of the Council is - Scottish Conservative and Unionists - 11; Liberal Democrats - 10; SNP - 6; Independent/No Ticket - 5; Borders Party - 2.