POLICE in the Scottish Borders are advising pedestrians on rural roads to wear something bright and reflective in dark weather.

A spokesperson said: “Since the clocks went back, the days are getting darker.

“The dark weather can make you a little tricky to see, especially when walking on unlit rural roads.

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“Wear something bright and reflective so people can see you.

“If you are wearing a bag, consider attaching a light.

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“Take a torch when out walking and make sure it has a charge and you have spare batteries.”