A FIRE has destroyed the clubhouse of a Borders bowling club.

The fire happened shortly before 7am this morning (Tuesday, December 19) at the building located at Walkerburn Bowling Club, on Caberston Road.

A spokesman from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “We were alerted at 6.48am to reports of a fire at a commercial premises in Walkerburn.

“Firefighters in breathing apparatus used one high powered hose to extinguish the flames.

“There were no injuries.

“Crews left the scene after ensuring the area was made safe.”

Meanwhile, anyone who saw or heard anything in the early hours are being urged to come forward.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "Police in the Borders responded along with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to a report of a fire at the Bowling Club in Walkerburn.

"Inquiries to establish the full circumstances are ongoing."

Anyone with information is urged to report it by calling 101.