A FORMER rugby player is hoping to clean up his town.

Scott McColm, who played for both Selkirk and the South of Scotland, has offered to single-handedly wash down his hometown's new Market Place.

And the 52-year-old volunteer will return each month to keep the town centre sparkling.

Community leaders are now attempting to source a power-washer ahead of the former second-row's clean-up.

Selkirkshire councillor Caroline Penman said: "The town centre is looking great but when there has been heavy rain there is a build up of mud in certain places.

"Scott has kindly offered to carry out regular cleaning to make sure the place looks its best.

An application is to be made to the Localities Bid Fund for the purchase of a jet-washer.

And further investigations will be carried out to find premises where the cleaner can be connected to power and water supplies.