BLIND and partially-sighted children are in for some monster fun this summer after the latest fundraising drive in Peebles.

The Royal Burgh has become a major supporter of the RNIB's talking books library over the past year or two.

And following an in-store vote in Tesco, a second children's audio-book - Attack of the Not-So-Virtual Monsters by Kim Harrington - has now been added to sight loss charity's audio library.

Angela Preston, fundraising manager with RNIB Scotland, praised the efforts of people in Peebles who, as a community, have already sponsored 11 talking books.

She told us: "It’s especially wonderful that we now have two more books for children.

"All of our talking books are professionally narrated and recorded and our library now contains over 30,000 titles.

"But it costs up to £2,500 to produce a book for adults and £1,500 for children, so we do very much depend on the support of the public to help us make sure blind and partially sighted people can enjoy the same titles as everyone else.”

The latest recording has been funded by the Tesco Bags of Help initiative in which shoppers receive tokens to vote every two months for the charity they’d like the store to support.

Any child from any of the three primary schools in Peebles who has sight loss, or who can’t read standard print because of, for instance, dyslexia, will be able to download the book free of charge.

This is the second children’s book added this year by Peebles, after the town’s Nationwide Building Society branch sponsored The Invincibles: The Beast of Bramble Woods by Caryl Hart.