GALA'S Christmas lights have received an Easter boost from local tyre firm Ostle's.

The Currie Road company donated £1 from every tyre sold on Good Friday to help the town's festive lights committee.

And over the weekend staff members Angela Elliot and Emma Tanner handed over a cheque for £277 to Leanne Ford from the Galashiels Christmas Lights appeal group.

Further fundraisers are planned by the group over the coming months, including a Bake Sale at Borders General Hospital on Monday, May 6 and a Race Night at the MacArts centre on Friday, May 24.

Supporter Bill Jeffrey is also attempting a coast-to-coast walk to further boost the fundraising.