South Scotland

Selkirk residents vote in favour of bypass

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Residents of a Scottish Borders town have voted resoundingly in favour of the construction of a bypass.

The ballot in Selkirk saw 82.7% back the move which has been debated for more than a decade.

The total number of votes cast was 451 - with 373 in favour and 66 in opposition with 12 spoiled papers.

The result was announced by Scottish Borders councillor Gordon Edgar, who is also vice-chairman of the A7 Action Group.

Earlier this year Transport Minister Humza Yousaf said he was "open minded" about a bypass for the town.

He said the action group should make a renewed case for the project.

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