WEATHER-hardened riders in Selkirk have raised more than £4,000 for a mental health charity.

This year's beneficiary of the annual Ex-Standard Bearers Charity Ride is Tiny Changes.

The charity was founded by the family of former Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison.

Scott took his own life last year after battling with depression for many years.

On Saturday dozens of riders braved strong winds and regular downpours to complete the scenic 20 miles ride in the hills above Ettrick and Ashkirk.

And they were cheered back into Selkirk by an enthusiastic crowd.

Scott Tomlinson from the organising committee told us: "Our goal was to raise awareness for Tiny Changes and how mental health issues impact young people.

"Having been involved in this fundraising journey we have been touched by many individual stories.

"Tiny Changes highlights the need for young people in Scotland to be listened to and supported when they talk about their mental health issues."

Around £3,000 was raised before and during Saturday's ride.

And Selkirk girl Jasmine Heard was presented with a restaurant voucher after raising the largest sum on the day of over £250 in sponsorship.

In the evening Millie Coltherd’s live band entertained during the riders' social in the Selkirk Conservative Club.

And there was a further funding boost for the charity with Jackson Cockburn, on behalf of the Selkirk Conservative Golfers, handing over a cheque for £1200.

Ron Hutchison, dad of the late Scott, accepted the cheque for just over £4,400 which will be used towards furthering the work of Tiny Changes.

Selkirk Ex-Standard Bearers are indebted once again to the support received by members of the Association and all of the supporters.

Mr Tomlinson added: "A special thank you goes to the businesses and shopkeepers in the town for their continued support. It's very much appreciated."

Organisations who supported this year's ride include Ettrick Valley, Walters Butchers, Taylors Butchers, Grieves Butchers, Selkirk Conservative Club, All the Best, Bank End Services, Ettrick farmers, Ashkirk farmers, Suzi Gollen, Burgh Fencing, Coltherd Racing and Selkirk Conservative Club Golfers.