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Scottish Borders Council is considering bringing in bans to stop people drinking alcohol in public places.
They are now asking members of the public to tell them what they think would be best for their communities.
Kathryn Samson reports:
Members of the public are being asked to give their opinion on the future of drinking alcohol in public places in the Scottish Borders.
Scottish Borders Council is urging everyone to put forward their views on the Byelaws, which could see fines of up to £500 for drinking in public places.
The Byelaws would not apply for the Border Common Ridings, summer festivals and Hogmanay or New Years Eve.
The Scottish Borders is the only local authority in Scotland not to have such Byelaws in place.
The enagaement process opens at 5pm this evening (17th June) and closes at midnight on 29th November 2013.
You can submit your views on the proposed byelaws here.