A BORDERS mum says groups of young people broke the updated lockdown rules at the weekend.

The 39-year-old woman, who does not wish to be named, says she spotted several large groups failing to obey social distancing in Peebles on Friday evening (May 29).

She said: “It’s frustrating because no-one wants a second wave of this [coronavirus].”

Since Friday, Scots have been allowed to meet one other household outdoors as long as the total group contains no more than eight people and everyone remains two metres away from each other.

However, the mum-of-two says she was “annoyed” by what she saw during a walk on Friday at around 6pm.

She says she witnessed “four or five groups” of youths flouting the national guidelines as they gathered on the banks of the River Tweed.

She said: “They were all the way along the river and there was no social distancing at all.

“They were obviously there for a bit of a party – and there was rubbish everywhere.”

Most of the people were probably in their late teens, said the woman, adding: “I get that it’s really, really hard for them not to see their friends.

“But there’s a little bit of, ‘Where do their parents think they are’?”

The woman says she started ringing the police on 101, but she hung up before getting through to a call handler.

Elsewhere over the weekend, Facebook user Scott Brown was disappointed to see rubbish discarded off the Granites Road, near Innerleithen.

In his video posted on Sunday morning, he urged residents to pick up any litter they have dropped after social gatherings.

He said: “We want you guys to come and enjoy the countryside and share it with us, but if you’re going to be doing it, at least be responsible and take all your crap with you when you’ve finished your fun and games.”

Mr Brown’s video racked up thousands of views and hundreds of comments.