A GALASHIELS youth charity has been boosted with a windfall from the Scottish Children's Lottery.

TD1 Youth Hub has been awarded a £13,708 grant from the fund.

TD1 Youth Hub supports young people in and around Galashiels by offering evening drop-ins, streetwork, young parents group, music projects, mentoring and physical activities.

The Scottish Children's Lottery cash will enable the charity to expand its drop-in service, which provides young people with a safe place to meet friends, speak to youth workers and relax.

Douglas Ormston, TD1 Youth Hub Manager, said: "This grant from the Scottish Children's Lottery is so important to our organisation.

"Our drop-ins provide us with opportunities to engage with young people, find out what their needs are and then plan projects and services which suit them, giving young people opportunities to shape their own positive futures.”

The Scottish Children's Lottery was launched in October 2016 to raise money for children in Scotland, with proceeds helping to improve the lives of children right across the country and make a real difference to those who need it most.

Trustee Kirsteen Campbell said: “I am delighted that we are able to provide funding for TD1 Youth Hub from the money generated from the Scottish Children’s Lottery, which was established in order to promote and support the development and potential of children and young people in Scotland.

"Thank you to those who play the Scottish Children’s Lottery - you are helping to support the great work that our charities undertake.”