A CRUMBLING wall in Innerleithen Cemetery has led to calls for urgent action by Scottish Borders Council do repairs before it becomes a danger to mourners.

But these calls appear to have fallen on deaf ears as the plea was made by the Chairman of Innerleithen Community Trust at the beginning of July.

Ross McGinn sent an email to the local authority alerting officers to the eroding wall at the Traquair Road cemetery.

He also attached a photograph stating that the situation was serious and asked officers to inspect and repair it before further deterioration.

Mr McGinn told the Peeblesshire News: “When doing some research on gravestone inscriptions I noticed a hole in the wall.

"On further inspection I found that the outside of the boundary wall had collapsed into a paddock.

“The wall looked distinctly unsafe, being held up by a tall gravestone, and in need of urgent repair.

"I took a photograph and sent it to the Council hoping for a repair to be carried out.”

Scottish Borders Council officers are aware of the concerns.

A spokesman told us: "We are looking into the matter."