SELKIRK'S world-famous yarnbombers are deservedly winding down following a month-long fundraiser.

The Souter Stormers descended on the Royal Burgh at the start of September with dozens of creative crocheted characters and knitted decorations.

And they even manned their very own knitted Fully Woolly pop shop for the four weeks - welcoming more than 1,000 visitors through the double-stitch doors.

Kay Ross, convenor of the Souter Stormers, told us: "The visitors book confirmed that well over 1000 people visited the Fully Woolly yarnstorming exhibition during September.

"Two-thirds of the visitors were from beyond Selkirk, including international visitors from a variety of countries.

"They had come to admire the work of Souter Stormers after we first hit the headlines in 2015 during the YES Arts Festival when the town and adjacent valleys were secretly yarnstormed."

This year's follow-up yarnbombing yet again produced spectacular displays in both Ettrickbridge and Yarrowford as well as Selkirk.

And visitors were able to make a donation at the Fully Woolly pop-up shop to acknowledge the efforts of the ladies.

The Souter Stormers' official charities, Knit Aid and Fresh Start Borders, both collected cheques for £1300 this week.

And the Galashiels Men's Shed was presented with £380.50.

Kay added: "Visitors to the pop-up shop were given the opportunity to acknowledge the hard work of all the knitters and crocheters who had taken their skills to a new artistic level.

"Their efforts were additionally rewarded as the visitors gave, generously, to two charities, Fresh Start Borders, offering start-up packs for those who have been homeless now moving into a new home, and Knit Aid, a charity which knits for refugees who have fled to Europe.

"The Galashiels Men’s Shed built the light-weight furniture for the group and also had a sales table alongside one selling goods made by members and friends of Souter Stormers."

Many of the Souter Stormers' creations will remain in place for this weekend's Scott's Selkirk.

And cards depicting some of their work will be on sale throughout the event.