A week on from the flooding which devastated a Borders village, talk has turned to what needs to be done to protect the area in the future.

More than 80 homes were left underwater in Newcastleton as Storm Dennis swept the region with gale force winds and heavy rain.

Most of the houses are now deemed uninhabitable, with people unable to return to their properties for at least six months.

The council, community council, and Scottish Borders Housing Association are working to rehouse those displaced.

Newcastleton during the Storm Dennis floods. Credit: ITV News

Vikki Pounder is just one resident affected by flooding in Newcastleton. She says the damage is far worse that she first thought and is among those asking when the village will be considered for a flood defence scheme.

For several days now she has had a number of fans running in every room of the house, doing what little she can to mitigate the damage.

Greg Cuthbert is from the Newcastleton Community Council, he said: "The job now will be how do we avoid this happening again? And that's a contentious issue because some people want flood defences and some people don't.

"There's going to be a meeting of minds, and sharing of ideas, and there will have to be compromise down the road. That's the only way we'll move forward."