Fourteen Galashiels residents on Saturday took part in the monthly Gala Waterways Group work party to clear a 35-metre section of the mill lade behind the High Street car park at the back of Iceland.
One of the volunteers saw several small fish, evidence to show it is worth trying to keep local waterways and environment clean. Seven bags of rubbish, which included a fish bowl, were collected, weighing nearly 40 kilos.
Anyone wishing to join the group at the next two-hour session should meet at the High Street car park toilets a 10am on July 4. The group can be followed on Facebook.
For more information about the group, contact Alastair Lings on 07763 850087.