ENVIRONMENTAL campaigners have organised a 'Tweed Clean' this weekend.

Plastic Free Borders is asking locals to get involved to help clear up around the river.

And it is hoped seven towns will get involved in the initiative.

Organiser Tom Rawson, who is a teacher at St. Mary’s School in Melrose said: “I am organising a joint river clean/litter pick along Tweed on Sunday, April 7.

"This will involve groups in each of Peebles, Innerleithen, Galashiels, Melrose, Kelso, Coldstream and Berwick.

"I believe that a collective effort to clean even a little of each town’s stretches will make a powerful statement to the Borders community.

"We are all linked together and keen to work toward the common goal of reducing single-use plastic consumption and its associated litter problem.

"Apart from the obvious social and environmental benefits, it will be of huge benefit in raising the issue of plastic pollution on a regional and national level.

"This is not just something that affects the beaches of Bali or albatrosses in the South Atlantic; this is happening right here and now.

"We are both the cause of and the solution to this global problem."

A group will meet in Melrose at the Gattonside Bridge at 9am on Sunday.

Details can be found on the @greentweedeco Instagram page.