IT was an end of two eras at Walkerburn Youth Club this week.

And the children celebrated with a Christmas supper.

After 12 years at the helm, youth worker Heather Lees stood down from running the weekly sessions.

And a two-year sponsorship deal from local social enterprise You Can Cook also came to an end.

The Peebles-based healthy eating group answered an SOS in 2016 after the club was at risk of folding.

You Can Cook executive director Bosco Santimano has been financially supporting Walkerburn Youth Club with their profits for the last two years.

He told us: "You Can Cook is a social enterprise and is legally constituted as a Community Interest Company.

"What this means in practice is that we can pour back our profits into the communities we serve in Scotland.

"What better way to do this then by giving a helping hand to a youth club to make sure it continued to operate at least for a couple of years before other financial arrangements can be made.

"Scottish Borders Council have neglected this age group for multiple reasons and instead of just complaining and feeling sorry we felt it was best to put our money where our mouth is and hence this financial support package."

Dozens of youngsters tucked into a Christmas dinner during the farewell party.

And they all wished Heather well.

Bosco added: "We have to thank Heather for all her hard work and dedication to the young people of Walkerburn for over 12 years.

"She will be greatly missed by the youth club."