PUPILS from primary schools across the Galashiels cluster celebrated St Andrew's Day in traditional style last week.

A total of eight schools took part in a ceilidh at the Volunteer Hall.

And they were able to demonstrate the dance moves they'd learned over the previous six weeks.

Organised by Mhari Boland, Live Borders active schools coordinator, and Margaret Pritchard from the Roxburgh, Selkirk and Peebles branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, the third successive Galashiels St Andrew’s Day Ceilidh was hailed a roaring success.

Mhari said: “The day was a great success and fantastic to see so many schools embrace the Scottish culture."

Margaret added: “The whole morning went so well and to be honest it was quite emotional when all the children got up and danced.

“Schools have been so welcoming to us dance teachers and we have felt very much a part of a team”

Schools involved were Balmoral, St Margaret’s, Clovenfords, Stow, Burgh, St Peter’s, Tweedbank and Langlee.

Jarvi Lamb from Tweedbank Primary said: “Before the ceilidh I was unsure, but it was fun!

"I wish I could do it again.”

“It was a great way to celebrate St Andrew’s Day.”