As a proud Scot, I was appalled and shocked by the state of the layby officially welcoming visitors to Scotland on the A1 at Berwick last weekend.
The parking spot was laden with litter. Surely, this must be a project for the Scottish Government to focus its immediate attention on and to dispatch a team to clear up the mess and install some form of monitoring system to ensure this unwelcome mess never returns.
First impressions are important and Scotland must do as much as possible to keep our wonderful scenery as untouched as possible. The Border welcome on the A1 lets us all down.
Iain J McConnell