A MAN and a woman who died in a crash on the A703 have been named by police.

The incident happened between Eddleston and Leadburn on Monday and involved a grey Nissan Note and a white Ford Kuga. 

Emergency services attended and the passenger of the Nissan, an 86-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. 

He has been named as David Fletcher from the Penicuik area.

His wife, the driver of the Nissan, was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh where she died on Tuesday. 

She has been named as Margaret Fletcher, aged 82.

The driver of the Ford, a 40-year-old man, was also taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for treatment and later released.

The road was closed while investigations were carried out and reopened around 9pm.

Sergeant Barry Sommerville, of Lothians and Borders Road Policing, said: “Our thoughts continue to be with the family and friends of the couple who died and they have asked for privacy at what is a very difficult time for all.

“Our enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances and we are appealing for anyone who has not already spoken to officers to get in touch, particularly if you have dash-cam that could assist.”

Anyone who can help is asked to call Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 2064 of Monday, February 26, 2024.