A PEEBLES businessman has donated £300 to a local cookery school.

Colin Macdonald of Brown Borthers motor company gifted the cash to You Can Cook, which works with youngsters to teach them about food and how to cook.

Colin made the donation as part of his drive to support local good causes that strive to make their communities a better place for all.

He told us: "We were delighted to support Bosco and his team in Peebles in their continuous drive to promote healthy living. We were particularly impressed with the work being done with local school children in the 'edible garden' at St Ronan’s, which You Can Cook have created in a bid to educate youngsters and inspire them towards a better diet for life. Much is being done at a national level by the likes of Jamie Oliver, but the power of a local presence working tirelessly for the community reaches far-further."

Bosco Santimano, from You Can Cook added: "We would like to thank Colin for his kind contribution to the work we do in our local community."