A DOZEN fire appliances tackled a large blaze in the Borders over the weekend.

Firefighters from Duns, Dunbar, Coldstream Berwick along with an Arial Ladder Platform from Edinburgh attended a large fire to a shed near Grantshouse in the Scottish Borders shortly before 8pm on Saturday night.

The firefighters spent the night containing the fire and preventing it from spreading to other farm buildings and vehicles.

The fire was subsequently made safe on Sunday afternoon.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "We were alerted at 7.32pm on Saturday, 19 August to reports of a shed on fire near Eyemouth, Berwickshire.

"Operations Control mobilised four appliances to the scene where firefighters were met by a fire which had taken hold of a large shed containing vehicles and a quantity of straw.

"Crews extinguished the fire and worked to make the area safe before leaving the scene.

"There were no casualties."

It was a particularly busy weekend for the Duns firefighters who were called out seven times over the course of Saturday and Sunday.

A spokesperson for the Duns firefighters said: “Our on call crews cannot provide this service without the understanding and support of their spouses, partners, familes and bosses allowing them to drop work, family events or shopping trips at the drop of a hat.

“We thank you all for allowing us to serve our communities.

“If you fancy learning more about on call Firefighters and how you can support your community contact your local firestation on Facebook and arrange a visit.”