Katie’s on song for charity

AN 11-YEAR-OLD Ettrickbridge schoolgirl has helped raise more than £1,000 for Children In Need thanks to a concert she organised herself.

Katie Lowthian, daughter of well-known accordionist Ian, put together the gig in Ettrickbridge Village Hall last weekend.

Dad Ian said: “Katie has been planning this concert all year and we believe when all the money is collected we will have surpassed the £1,000 mark.

“There were musicians from across the Borders playing at the concert alongside Katie, who also plays the squeezebox. It was a great night.”