POLICE were called out to the furthest point of the Ettrick Valley as ‘everything of value’ was stolen from a couple’s future home.

Callum Fleming and his wife, Melanie, live in the Ettrick Valley with their young child and were currently doing up the remote cottage.

Mr Fleming discovered the farmhouse had been broken into on Sunday morning and immediately contacted the police.

Equipment including a 400-kilogram generator was stolen from the Potburn farmhouse, near to the Southern Upland Way last weekend.

As the house isn't currently lived in, it is not viable for home contents insurance.

Callum stated: "Everyone should be vigilant in the valleys right now… everything of value was stolen from us.

"Don’t let yourselves be next."

Officers investigating the thefts have appealed for information.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "We are investigating following a break-in to a farmhouse that was under renovation and an outbuilding in the Ettrick Valley.

"The incident happened sometime between the evening of Friday and Sunday morning, and resulted in several thousands of pounds worth of items being stolen.

"These include two electricity generators and copper piping.

"Inquiries are ongoing to trace those responsible and anyone with information is asked to come forward."