AN apple a day has been keeping the doctor away for generations.

Later this month our favourite fruit will be celebrated with its very own day.

With interest in food provenance never being higher, Live Borders and local growers are teaming up to provide everyone the opportunity to get to know their Cox's Pippin, Granny Smith and Pink Lady.

Harestanes Countryside visitors centre, near Ancrum, will host Apple Day on Sunday, October 7 with over 120 varieties on display in the gallery.

The event for all the family will celebrating locally grown apples and feature local food and drinks stalls, and live acoustic music from Borders Youth Music Forum

Harestanes manager Michael Scott told us: “Interest in growing your own fruit and veg and buying locally-sourced food has surged in the past few years.

“Apple Day taps into that desire to discover new tastes and experiences and to meet and talk with local food growers and suppliers in person.

“And on top of that, it’s a celebration of autumn with music, games and fun for everyone.”

Harestanes has presented Apple Day, in partnership with Borders Organic Gardeners, since 2000 centring on the region’s rich heritage of small orchards, local food suppliers and the many benefits of gardening.”

Michael added: “There will also be fantastic, locally sourced produce in our café and country-inspired treats in our gift shop, which are both open all year round."

Apple Day takes place between 11am and 4pm.