4x4 drivers to help in bad weather

A group of motoring enthusiasts have signed an agreement with NHS Borders and Scottish Borders Council to help out during severe winter weather. The Lothian 4 X 4 response group will provide transport to those requiring medical or social care.

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4x4 volunteer 'army'

Malcolm Gibson, Lothian 4X4 Response volunteer. Credit: ITV Border

Malcolm Gibson is one of the 30 volunteers with the Lothian 4X4 Response groupHe says:

"If the roads get snowed or flooded, we can sometimes get through where other vehicles can't and we feel we can make a difference to help people get on. 4X4's don't always get the best of press, and we thought we could try to remedy that."

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