LOCALS in Peebles have been busy planting for their future in Haylodge Park, hoping to see the fruits of their labour in years to come.

The budding horticulturists planted an orchard in support of a national initiative by the Woodland Trust which urges people to plant a tree in support of the big climate fightback.

Youngsters worked with older volunteers planting an enduring legacy for future generations to enjoy.

Supported by Scottish Borders Council, six trees were planted by local volunteers.

Tweeddale councillors supported the initiative with Peebles Common Good giving the thumbs up for the orchard to be created in Haylodge Park.

Councillor Robin Tatler said: “We are delighted to be involved in this campaign which will not only help to tackle climate change but will also provide an added benefit of fresh fruit free of charge for anyone using the park.”

Two of the fruit trees, which have been provided by Scottish Borders Council, will be James Grieve apples, named after the famous grower who came from Peebles.