The family of a 70-year-old woman who died following an incident in Melrose have paid tribute.

Eileen Thomson was rushed to Borders General Hospital on Sunday, April 9.

The pensioner, who lived at Priorwood Court, died in hospital on Tuesday.

In a statement issued through Police Scotland, Mrs Thomson's family said: "Eileen was the heart of our family and her tragic passing has left us all devastated.

"We are fully supportive of Police Scotland's investigation into the circumstances of her death and ask that our privacy be respected at this difficult time."

Mrs Thomson's death is being treated as a murder enquiry and a report has been sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

David Thomson appeared at Selkirk Sheriff Court this week in connection with the death and he was remanded to custody.

The 69-year-old is expected to appear again today.

Lothians and Scottish Borders Division's Criminal Investigation Department is continuing to support Mrs Thomson's family.

Detective Chief Inspector Stephen Healy said: "This is a tragic loss for Eileen's family and friends and our thoughts are with them as they come to terms with this bereavement.

"Although we are investigating the circumstances surrounding Eileen's death, we are treating this as an isolated incident and are not looking to speak to anyone else.

"We understand that Eileen's death will be felt keenly throughout the local community.

"I would advise anyone with concerns regarding this incident to speak to their local community officer or to contact Police Scotland through 101."