A FORESTRY worker has sustained a serious leg injury following an accident this morning in the Ettrick Valley.

Police, ambulance and fire crews were called to the remote hillside just before 11am.

And mountain rescue teams were also mobilised due to the location.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: "Police in the Borders responded to a hillside in the Ettrick area following a report that a man had fallen and sustained a serious injury to his leg.

“The 46-year-old was taken to Borders General Hospital for treatment."