A HAWICK hotel has been destroyed by Storm Ciara.

A section of the Bridge House Guest House on the banks of the Teviot collapsed during the storm this morning.

It is believed no one was in the building at the time.

Border Telegraph:

An amber weather warning and, currently, a dozen flood warnings are in place as the Borders is being battered by high winds and torrential rain.

The advice from authorities is not to travel unless absolutely necessary.