The new senior fire officer in the Borders says the fire and rescue service in the region will be enhanced, even though it is being nationalised.
Peter Heath will head up the service in the Borders alongside Mid and East Lothian from an office at Galashiels Fire station.
The 45-year-old from Innerleithen was appointed to the role following the announcement that all eight fire and rescue services in Scotland will be merged into one.
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