SCHOOL pupils have added a splash of colour to a building site in Galashiels.

And the primary students have declared their love for the Borders with their eye-catching mural.

Eildon Housing Association and Hart Builders asked the local schools to demonstrate why they love living in the area.

The responses from pupils at Clovenfords, Burgh, St Peter's, St Margaret’s, Stow, Tweedbank and Langlee primaries now make up a stunning display along Huddersfield Street - where a new housing development will soon commence.

Braw Lad Robbie Lowrie and Braw Lass Nicola Laing unveiled the artwork on Wednesday.

And the entire mural will now be entered into this year's Ivor Goodsite hoarding competition.

Eildon’s Chief Executive Nile Istephan told us: "This has been a fantastic multi-school community project working in joint partnership with Hart Builders.

"The ideas the children have illustrated, and the standard of the paintings have far exceeded our expectations.

"No matter what the outcome of the competition, I’m sure you’ll agree the paintings have brightened up our Border town and the children are a credit to their schools."

The Huddersfield Street development will consist of 34 apartments.

Andy Mallice, managing director of contractors Hart Builders, told us: "This project has been great fun for all those involved.

"Hart Builders has been extremely impressed by all the children’s hard work and their collaboration and are very proud to be able to display their final designs for the wider community to admire."