A GALASHIELS hotel is celebrating after scooping a major award.

The Kingsknowes Hotel was voted the Best Hotel Restaurant in South East Scotland at the Food Awards Scotland 2017 ceremony in Glasgow's Crown Plaza Hotel.

It caps a busy time for the hotel which has recently undergone an extensive upgrade.

Owner Jennifer Lamont said: "It is down to our to our head chef Jack Jackson and his kitchen team, plus our excellent and long serving front of the house staff, that we have won this prestigious award.

"So it is a big thank you to them.

"We hope that our loyal customers will continue to use the hotel and we invite new customers to try our award winning, newly refurbished Stables Restaurant"