PLANS have been submitted to convert a long-derelict farm building in the Borders into a residential property.

Scottish Borders Council has received an application for the site at Yarrow Fues, east of Greenwells, for the proposed conversion and extension of an agricultural building located off the A708, near to the settlement of Yarrow.

The building is to be retained and upgraded and will be the focal point of the new house. The existing building is built with stone walls and a slate roof and these materials will be complemented in the extension.

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A report with the application says: “This presents an opportunity to convert and extend this disused building into a dwelling house in the countryside.

“The existing agricultural building has not been used for its original purposes for a number of years, and therefore it would fall into a greater state of disrepair if this opportunity was not taken.

“The agricultural building will be converted and extended to the highest of qualities, which in turn will leave a robust and durable dwelling which has been designed to fit in with the setting and surroundings.”