PEEBLES is set for a Highland Hogmanay this year.

The Torchlight Procession is returning to the town – after organisers gave volunteers a break in 2018.

And this New Year's Eve it will be led by Highland dancers from the Fiona Henderson School of Dance as well as pipers.

Neil Dalgleish, from organisers Hillside Outside, said: "We are thrilled to have Fiona’s School of Dance lead out the procession this year.

"The Torchlight Procession is all about bringing the community together to welcome the New Year so being able to involve some of the local children like this is fantastic."

Organisers have also said this year that some of the money raised for chosen charity the Peeblesshire Youth Trust, will go to help with the recent fire at Peebles High School.

Sarah Keen, programme manager for the Peeblesshire Youth Trust, said: "A main focus of the trust is helping children with the transition from primary school to high school and for those transitioning in 2020 we are unsure what this will look like just yet.

"It will certainly not be as straightforward as other years and internally we are already looking at how to best support this to ensure as smooth a transition as possible and the funds raised from the Torchlight Procession will go a long way in helping with this."

Vouchers to take part are available online at or in person from The Super Store, Northgate, Peebles and the Hub on the High Street, Innerleithen.

The procession itself will start at 6pm on December 31, with torch vouchers exchanged for the torches from 12noon, when a limited number of torches will be available to buy on the day too.

This year, the event is being supported by Life Heal Peebles, Blackwood and Smith Solicitors and Estate Agents, Renwick and Weir Ltd and Evolution Bottling and Packaging Solutions.