The front page of this week's Peeblesshire News is emblazoned with a pledge to readers.

The coronavirus outbreak is causing disruption to everyone's lives - but our editorial team will continue to serve you.

We will bring you vital facts and guidance, while also shining a light on the creative ways Tweeddale residents are staying positive throughout the pandemic.

The words on our front page are shared with dozens of newspapers across the UK today as the media industry shows solidarity in this challenging period.

A section of the front page reads: "We are living in unprecedented times. None of us has seen anything like the coronavirus pandemic before.

"As the Prime Minister said: we are facing the worst public health crisis in a generation.

"But together, down the years, this newspaper and its readers have come through some of the greatest threats to society ever recorded and if we continue to stick together, we will come through this, too. 

"Our lives are being turned upside down: schools are shutting down; parents are struggling to juggle work and home life; businesses are scrambling to protect their employees whilst safeguarding their very futures. Pubs, clubs, restaurants.

"Theatres, cafes, sports centres and many, many more small independent traders, all facing months of tradeless isolation. 

"Thanks must go to those putting themselves in harm’s way in the care sector, as the NHS prepares to look coronavirus in the eye and not back down, caring for our loved ones should they be among those who contract the virus. Thousands will.

"But there are things we can all do to better protect ourselves and our families. It starts by seeking out the very latest expert guidance on what to do and what not to do as the pandemic gathers pace in the coming weeks and months. We will bring you that guidance. 

"We know that for you, having a constant feed of reliable news and information that you trust is vital, and this is our commitment to you: whatever happens, we will be there for you."