PUPILS at Earlston Primary School have plenty to make a noise about after the opening of their very own bandstand.

The project was conducted by Friends of Earlston Primary School.

And it attracted major support from BSW Timber, who donated the construction wood, and both Earlston Community Council and Earlston Community Development Trust who provided financial support.

The construction work was carried out by Scottish Borders Council's unpaid work team.

And this week children from Primary 1, 4 and 7 joined representatives of the various groups for a grand opening.

A spokeswoman for Friends of Earlston Primary School told us: "Through the generous support of the local organisations we have been able to make a number of improvements to the playground - a key priority identified by parents, and we are delighted with the new features which benefits the children’s outdoor environment.

"Everyone agrees the unpaid work team have done an amazing job which is greatly appreciated."

As well as providing a space for musical practice, the bandstand offers shelter and the opportunity for outdoor learning.

Two giant chalkboards have also been erected in the playground, which are already being put to good use by the children.