Southern belles are a cut above

YOUR popular Southern Reporter has entered the unlikely world of fashion and the catwalk.

We answered a plea from tutors at the Galashiels campus of Heriot-Watt University to help with a design competition for this season's new intake of students.

The college wanted 100 copies of TheSouthern which the young freshers could use with recycled material to turn into fashion icons.

Fifi Evelyn, in glasses, and Eilidh Stimpson were among those students given just 24 hours to fulfil their task – and they came up with these cut-above-the-rest garments.

Other students used copies of The Southern Reporter to help produce brochures promoting the Borders.