Grandmother and pharmacist named following fatal head-on collision 

Henry Holme and Janette Tait were killed on the A7, between Galashiels and Selkirk, following a crash on Saturday, November 26.

Grandmother and pharmacist named following fatal head-on collision on A7 between Galashiels and Selkirk Police Scotland

Two pensioners who died following a crash between two cars on the A7 have been named.

Henry Keith Holme, 90, and Janette Tait, 79, were killed following a collision between a blue Ford Fiesta and a silver Honda Jazz at around 3.25pm on Saturday, November 26 on the B7060, between Galashiels and Selkirk.

An 81-year-old, the driver of the Fiesta, was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh where he remains in an unknown condition.

The family of Mr Holmes, a pharmacist from Melrose, said he will be “dearly missed” following the crash.

They said: “Henry Keith Holme, known as Keith, was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

“He will be sorely missed by his family and the community he served in Galashiels for over 30 years as a pharmacist at Holme’s The Chemist.”

Mrs Tait’s family have said the late pensioner will be missed by her family and friends, including her three grandchildren.

A statement read: “Janette Tait will be dearly missed by all her family and friends. She was a loving wife and mother and was a wonderful grandmother to her three grandchildren.”

Police are continuing to appeal for anyone with any information to come forward.

Sergeant Iain McIntyre, Roads Policing Unit, said: “Our enquiries into the crash are ongoing.

“Anyone who witnessed the crash, or who may have dash-cam footage that could assist with our investigation is also asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident 2079 of Saturday, November 26, 2022.”

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