Flooding alert for Ettrick Valley and western Borders

Weather-Flooding-A68- Oxton'Water logged farm-land around Oxton in The Borders Pic Neil Hanna

Weather-Flooding-A68- Oxton'Water logged farm-land around Oxton in The Borders Pic Neil Hanna

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A flood alert has been issued for the Borders, with the Ettrick Valley at most risk according to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).

The warning comes after a day of heavy rain across the region.

A SEPA spokesman said: “Rivers in the western Borders, particularly within the Ettrick valley, have the potential to result in minor flooding impacts in response to today’s rainfall.

“Remain vigilant and remember, it is your responsibility to take actions which help protect yourself and your property. Advice and information is available through Floodline on 0845 9881188.”