A 21-year-old Galashiels man has made a private court appearance accused of an armed robbery at a post office.

Steven Douglas is charged with assault and robbery and possession of a knife.

It follows an incident at the Gala Park Post Office in Balmoral Place, Galashiels, on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 1, when an unknown sum of cash was stolen from the till and the shopkeeper allegedly threatened.

Douglas made no plea at Selkirk Sheriff Court and the case was continued for further examination.

He was released on bail with special conditions.