AN Edinburgh woman went on a shoplifting expedition to Galashiels by train, Selkirk Sheriff Court has been told.

Thirty five year old Lynn Drummond pleaded guilty to stealing clothing, food and toys to the value of £102.26 from the Asda store in Currie Road on March 17 last year.

Procurator fiscal Graham Fraser said the downside of the Borders Railway was making the area more accessible for people from the capital to come and commit these kind of offences.

Two other women from Edinburgh are charged on the same complaint but have still to appear in court.

Drummond's lawyer said her client suffered from mental health problems, severe anxiety and panic attacks.

She added that Drummond received £150 a week Employment Support Allowance and Personal Independent Payments.

The mother-of-four claimed she had been visiting a friend who was staying in Galashiels.

Sheriff Peter Paterson fined Drummond of Gracemount Drive, Edinburgh, £200 and warned her that if she was back in the area and could not properly explain why she was here then he would take a different view next time if a crime was committed.