GALA in Bloom chairman Bill White at the town’s northern outskirts with newly-planted trees purchased to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The organisation also plans to erect a plaque.
Mr White said: “The trees are Betula Utilis Jacquemontii, otherwise known as Himalayan silver birch. They will have a striking white bark in the winter. These are deciduous trees and will have a bright orange/brown array of colours in the autumn. My thanks to the team at Scottish Borders Council for the planting and stakeing of the trees.
“I see this as a further enhancement to the entrance to our town and further projects will come forward in due course.”