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Stained glass lights up Lauder Hall

The stained glass window at Lauder Public Hall Credit: ITV Border

A stained glass window designed by school pupils has been unveiled at Lauder Public Hall.

The window depicts scenes from Lauder Common Riding, around a picture of Mary and Jesus.

The window design includes Lauder Town Hall, a footballer, sheep and horses and riders taking part in the annual common riding festival.

The window was designed by 4 Lauder Primary pupils in 2012: Ben Weir, Gabriella Purves, Eve Lee and Finlay Anderson.

They were at the unveiling of the window along with Lauder Primary School pupils and parents on Friday morning.

Primary school pupils sing before the unveiling Credit: ITV Border

Scottish Borders kids name Commonwealth wheelchair

A wheelchair that a Scottish Borders athlete will use to race in the Commonwealth Games has been named by pupils at a local school.

Samantha Kinghorn from Gordon has been picked to compete for Scotland in wheelchair racing at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

She has a brand new chair to use and today, she took the chair to Lauder Primary school.

The children were asked to name the chair in a competition, and the chosen name is Poppy.The chair has been adorned with its new name.

Wheelchair racer Samantha Kinghorn and pupils from Lauder Primary School with 'Poppy' the wheelchair. Credit: ITV News

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