A TORCHLIGHT procession through Peebles more than doubled in size on Tuesday ahead of the bells.

The already popular Hogmanay procession attracted more than 3,500 revellers this festive season.

And all proceeds from the sale of the torches will go to support ongoing work at fire-ravaged Peebles High School as well as Peeblesshire Youth Trust.

Event director Neil Dalgleish, from Hillside Outside, told us: “It was absolutely fantastic to bring together the community and visitors from near and far to welcome the new decade in our own Tweed Valley style.

"We wouldn’t want to spend Hogmanay any other way.”

The torchlight procession, which is held every two years, created a river of flames around the historic town.

Starting on the town's High Street at 6.30pm, the procession snaked its way gradually down to the banks of the Tweed.

Visitors from across the UK and Europe were also treated to a head-of-procession piper and some traditional Highland dancing from students of the Fiona Henderson School of Dance.

The event is organised by Hillside Outside in conjunction with partners Life Heal Peebles, Blackwood & Smith, Renwick and Weir, and Evolution Bottling and Packaging Solutions.

Mr Dalgleish added: "It was great to bring together the community to welcome the new decade."