VOLUNTEERS in Melrose have made more than £1,000 through their annual bookshop in the town.

Every year Melrose and District Community Council set up their stall at the Ormiston Institute to raise money for local causes.

And this year was a roaring success with large numbers of locals and visitors all turning out for the event, which was held earlier this month.

Community councillor Val Miller told the Border Telegraph: "The bookshop event was excellent. The weather was good which was very fortunate as it meant we could set up some of our tables outside.

"We still have a few expenses to settle, but we have made over £1,000. We had 79 boxes left over after the event and these have been sent to a book donor in Tweedbank so nothing is wasted.

"But we have also kept back the children's books, which we will be donating to local nurseries.

"We will discuss where the money will be going at the next community council meeting.

"I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who donated. There was some excellent clean books this year and thank everyone who bought one."