A 34-year-old man has appeared in court after the recovery of heroin with a street value of approximately £80,000 in the Borders.

John Dickson from Coatbridge in Lanarkshire, is charged with being concerned in the supply of the class A drug.

Police Scotland said officers stopped a van on Wood Street in Galashiels during the course of Thursday afternoon and recovered the drugs.

Sergeant David Rourke of the Scottish Borders Community Action Team said: "We are committed to disrupting the trade in illegal drugs and tackling those who deal in them.

"We will not tolerate it and neither will our communities. We are grateful for the support we have from members of the public who provide the intelligence which helps us take drugs off our streets before they can cause further harm.

“This is a significant recovery and the operation involved officers from the Scottish Borders Community Action Team, Roads Policing, Operational Support Division and Local Borders Officers."

Dickson made no plea during a private hearing at Jedburgh Sheriff Court and the case was continued for further examination.

He was released on bail.

His next court appearance is on a date yet to be confirmed.