A BORDERS College employee drove more than 120 miles in a bid to help NHS Borders.

Wattie Dodds, facilities team leader at the Galashiels site, volunteered to drive three others to East Kilbride to collect minibuses for the health board.

The buses will be used to move patients around the Borders during the coronavirus response.

Mr Dodds said: “I, and all the members of my team, are only too happy to be redeployed and help out by doing whatever is required of us – no matter how menial the task may seem.”

The round trip from Galashiels to East Kilbride, in South Lanarkshire, comes to more than 120 miles.

NHS Borders transport hub's project change manager Karen Shakespeare said: “It is crucial that we all work together, especially during these challenging times, and we are grateful once again for the support of Borders College.”

A college spokesperson said Mr Dodds previously helped prepare specialist beds for the Louisa Jordan Hospital in Glasgow.

Mr Dodds has worked at the college for 29 years, the spokesperson said. He is due to retire later this year.