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DISCOUNT dresses and cut-price cardigans have led to bother at Barnardo's in Selkirk.

Bargain hunters at the West Port charity shop have left the shelves almost bare.

And the savvy shoppers have led to an unseasonal stock appeal being made by the children’s charity.

Barnardo’s Scotland has over 95 shops across the country and relies on income from them to fund projects to help suffering children and young people.

The store in Selkirk is rapidly running low on stock and is in urgent need of donations of children’s toys and women’s clothes - especially dresses and tops.

William Farrell, area business manager for Barnardo’s Scotland’s, said: "Business has been so good in the charity shop we really are running low on stock.

"I’m certainly not complaining but we do like to keep our rails full and offer a good selection of clothes and toys to our customers and more stock is urgently needed.

"We don’t normally appeal for donations in May but managers in a few areas are reporting that they are running a bit low on stock, unusual this early into the season, so we we’re putting out an appeal to the general public to bring their donations to our stores when they are clearing their wardrobes and drawers.”

If you have any clothes or toys to donate, the store in Selkirk is open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm and on Sundays from 11am to 5pm.