ICONIC 80s TV presenter Timmy Mallett was in the Scottish Borders yesterday after teaming up with Railcard to encourage people to reap the positive effects of cherishing past memories.

The presenter who is best known for presenting the hugely popular Saturday morning show the Wide Awake Club arrived at Galashiels station on Wednesday November 8.

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And from there he visited the Great Tapestry of Scotland Visitor’s Centre and the Coulter’s Candy statue in Market Square before heading to Netherdale or Netherdean as he mistakenly called the home of Gala Fairydean Rovers.

This was followed by a visit to Abbotsford House and Melrose Abbey.

He told his followers on social media: “I started my Borders adventure with a cycle to the brand new Tapestry Museum of Scotland that the King opened in July.

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“The panels are brilliantly conceived and executed (loved the invention of the bike)

In the market place is a statue of local legend Robert Coulter of Coulters Candy and the inventor of a famous Scottish nursery rhyme.

“Soor Plooms is the nickname of people from Gala and their football team compete in the Lowland League. Gala Fairydean Rovers is one of my favourite names for a football team.

“I cycled past the water treatment works and over the bridge across the Tweed.

Up to Abbotsford House home of Sir Walter Scott who wrote the waverley novels and then onto rugby territory.... Melrose.

“The old Abbey may be a ruin but it's a glorious ruin and in the late afternoon light it faded into history.”

Timmy stayed overnight in Melrose before continuing his journey.