We can only commend Scottish Borders for its sterling efforts to get itself out of the financial hole that has appeared in its education budget.
There is obviously a strategy to convey an air of business as usual, for we have been inundated with press releases from the council since this business started - very few of them to do with the funding crisis.
One which caught our eye was headed "The glass is half full." This sounded a promising admission of some kind. Alas, it had nothing to do with missing cash. It was simply announcing to the world that a Borders artist was mounting his first solo exhibition. Gosh!