Merry Christmas from The Southern!

With mere days to go till the big day, we were feeling a little in need of some Christmas spirit.

So Southern photographer Stuart Cobley took to the streets of Selkirk to see if shoppers and shop assistants alike would help us get in the mood.

And by some strange trickery, he even managed to talk the Southern staff into joining in at the end.

So, a Merry Christmas to all our readers and users from all at The Southern Reporter.

Hope Santa’s good to you!