AN ICE cream factory destroyed in a devastating farm fire near Galashiels earlier this year is set to rise from the ashes.

A beloved pet dog died following the blaze at Over Langshaw Farm back in March.

Thankfully, none of the livestock were injured at the time but an ice cream factory on the site was destroyed.

By using farm-fresh milk and cream, the factory produced a huge range of ice cream luxury flavours.

The ice creams have also been made famous as a result of being sold from an old ‘police box’ in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket – believed to be the oldest ice cream parlour in the world.

Now the farm is fighting back with an application submitted to Scottish Borders Council this week to build a new ice cream factory on land south of the farm.