PEEBLES pupils were provided with the perfect remedy for their aches and pains this week - a music festival.

Hundreds of the energetic students completed an eight-mile hike on Wednesday morning.

And they were rewarded with an afternoon of singers, songwriters and even a staff band taking to the PHS in the Park stage.

The festival fun and the countryside walk were part of the ever-popular Health Week at Peebles High School.

Many classes featuring health and well-being topics have taken place, and throughout Thursday and Friday S1 to S3 pupils have been signing up to a range of activities, including cooking, relaxation, sport and the arts.

But Wednesday's PHS in the Park on the school's 3G sports pitch was undoubtedly the Health Week headliner.

Leanne Jackson from Peebles High told us: "Many of the pupils were tired after Wednesday morning's walk so it was good they could just relax for the afternoon and listen to the music.

"We began PHS in the Park last year and have built it up to be much bigger this year.

"The music festival has a nice, relaxed vibe with plenty of support coming from the community.

"It is our intention to continue growing the music festival each year."

A total of eight different acts took to the main stage on Wednesday afternoon.

Among them were Earlston High pupil Iona McColl and Andy Lumb from Peebles Youth Club.

Local musicians Rob Wilson and Dave Robb finished their fantastic set with a danceathon ceilidh compilation.

And the Staff Band, which featured Paul Fagan, Robert Armour, Adam Whatley, Alan Travis, Mark Bisson and Sarah Wilson, also proved to be top of the Peebles pops with pupils.