WHATEVER the weather, we all like a good read and whether you make time to browse outdoors enjoying some spring sunshine or you relish a good ‘coorie doon’ when the weather turns bad, the latest edition of the Eildon Tree has something for you.

Available free from local libraries and online, the locally produced creative writing magazine is packed with the best new poetry and prose from the Scottish Borders and beyond.

Produced by the Arts and Creativity team at Live Borders, with an editorial team of local professional writers, Issue 33 is full of short stories, poems, book and theatre reviews, and an original play.

Jason Moyes from publishers Live Borders said: "We’re delighted to have the new issue of the Eildon Tree available in local libraries for people to pick up.

“The editorial team was overwhelmed at the high quality of submissions for Issue 33 and we’re proud to be able to showcase our local writers and share their work.

“This collection of poetry and prose is culturally significant; it provides a record of the work being produced by our local writers at the moment.

“As a charity that aims to help the community be healthier, happier, and stronger, it’s important that Live Borders continues to support the publication of the Eildon Tree and give new and established writers the thrill of seeing their work on the printed page.”

Plans are already being made for Issue 34 of the literary magazine.

Everyone is welcome to submit up to four pieces of original writing (maximum 3,000 words) for consideration.

Following the success of the Connected Creative Writing and Wellbeing issue last year, the next Eildon Tree will explore this year’s Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival theme, ‘Perspectives’ within the context of mental health and wellbeing.

The deadline for submissions is March 31.

Further information on submissions is available at the Live Borders website.