Staff from a Galashiels opticians have been helping to spread the road-safety message to local youngsters.
Specsavers has donated hi-visibility vests to two local groups to help them stay safer during dark nights.
One batch was given to the 1st Galashiels Guides, a group of 20 girls, aged 10-14, who meet at the Burgh school.
They are pictured with Specsavers Galashiels director Stuart Forester.
The idea to make the donation came from Specsavers optical assistant Emma Rae, an assistant leader with the Guides group in her spare time. She noticed the girls could be difficult to spot in their dark-blue uniforms during evening activities.
Vests were also presented to the BEES’ Beyond Boundaries Project which works with disadvantaged children, getting them outdoors and encouraging them to be active in a woodland environment. The group of 12 children, aged 8-11, meet at Langlee Community Woodland to take part in confidence and esteem-building exercises, including den building, fire-lighting and blind games.
The vests will be used to keep the youngsters as visible as possible on their regular walks along the busy road from Langlee Primary to the woodland.