A THOROUGHLY modern take on the poppy appeal will see Borders landmarks turn red for Remembrance Sunday.

Sites such as Melrose Abbey, Sir Walter Scott's courthouse and the Central Bar in Peebles will be joined by three others in the Borders to be lit red as part of Poppyscotland's national campaign.

This weekend 120 sites across Scotland will glow red to support the Scottish Poppy Appeal and pay their respects to to past and present servicemen and women.

Visitors to the Borders sites are being encouraged to spread the campaign on social media using the hashtags #LightUpRed, #BehindThemAlways and #ScottishPoppyAppeal with any pictures they take, also tagging @Poppyscotland.

Poppyscotland's Head of Fundraising, Gordon Michie, said: “We want to say a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone supporting this campaign. We are touched by the effort that hundreds of people have made in order to make this happen and to help us to shine a light on those who continue to need Poppyscotland’s vital, life-changing support today.

“It is incredible to witness so many buildings, up and down the country, glowing red in tribute to Scotland’s Armed Forces community past and present. It is a visual spectacle symbolising that when it comes to the country’s Service personnel, we are behind them. Always.”

Most locations in the Borders will glow red until Armistice Day, November 11.

For a map of all the sites and details of the campaign visit, https://www.poppyscotland.org.uk/get-involved/scottish-poppy-appeal/light-up-red/