£10,000 climate change project launches in Scottish Borders

Peebles has been chosen because of its flooding history Credit: ITV Border

A project that aims to help the communities most disadvantaged by climate change in the Borders is underway.

Hawick, Newcastleton and Peebles have been chosen to take part in the Scottish Borders Climate Resilient Communities project due to their history of flooding.

A series of interactive workshops will be held in the towns over the coming months.

The £100,000 project is one of two in the UK to be funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation climate change and communities programme.

Scottish Borders Council says the new scheme will look to build on the work already undertaken by its Resilient Communities initiative, by which over thirty communities have active plans to ensure they are better prepared to cope with emergencies.