ENERGISE Galashiels has formed a musical duo with the town's Academy in a bid to stream for votes.

The local charity has joined forces with Galashiels Academy Parent Council to bid for Wi-fi-enabled sound equipment.

The joint application to Scottish Borders Council's Localities Bid Fund is to buy equipment to use at concerts and other events.

Jim Johnston from Energise Galashiels said: “We want to enrich the experience of an attendee at any local event, whether it is a concert at the Academy or hosted by Langlee Community Choir, public announcement at the Gala Harriers annual 10k race, or the Service of Remembrance hosted by the British Legion Galashiels branch.

"A successful bid will not only mean benefits for the school or Energise Galashiels Trust, but all groups within our local community.”

Energise Galashiels and the Academy Parent Council is hoping to land £13,500 from the Fund to buy the AV sound system.

Parent Council chair Alison Ferahi said: “Working closely with the staff at Galashiels Academy, the Parent Council appreciate that children have different learning styles, and there is a great variety of equipment needed to support that learning.

"It is our job to assist the school in whatever way we can to facilitate this breadth of learning; campaigning for Localities Bid Funding is a great example of the work we do.”

Voting for the Localities Bid Fund runs until June 7.