Lovely loos

CLEANSING bosses were applauded at Scottish Borders Council (SBC) HQ last week for the region’s award-winning loos.

Ahead of Thursday’s full council meeting, SBC convener Alasdair Hutton congratulated Hawick cleansing area supervisor Alan McLeod, Tweeddale foreman Brian Runciman, Ettrick and Lauderdale foreman Raymond McLaughlin and Roxburgh foreman David Brown.

He praised their “tremendous achievement” in winning five-star grading for lavatories in Lauder, Peebles, Earlston and Jedburgh in the Loo of the Year Awards.

And he presented the officers responsible for the success with the British Toilet Association’s award certificates while council officials and councillors clapped.