The final list of candidates for the Tweeddale West by-election has been unveiled.
The UK Independence Party announced West Linton hypnotherapist Mars Goodman as its choice before yesterday’s deadline, while Scottish Labour went for Veronica McTernan from Peebles.
The final candidate is independent David Cox of Innerleithen.
The trio will compete alongside Keith Cockburn (Conservatives), Nancy Norman (Lib Dems), David Pye (Borders Party) and Dr Morag Kerr (SNP).
The by-election, which takes place after Conservative councillor Nathaniel Buckingham stood down in July, will be held on Thursday, October 10.