FOR many years the Rotary Club of Innerleithen, Walkerburn & Traquair has provided, cooked and served a Christmas Lunch for clients and volunteers at the Innerleithen Day Centre.

But due to the COVID-19 regulations last year, the Royal Voluntary Service said that they could not accept this offer.

Peeblesshire News: Rotary Club provide and serve Christmas Lunch at Walkerburn Village Hall

But on Tuesday, the team descended on Walkerburn Village Hall once more and provided homemade tomato and coriander soup, roast turkey, roast potatoes, roast parsnips, pigs in blankets and stuffing balls (with the Food HUGS organisation providing Brussels sprouts and carrots) and offered a choice of trifle or christmas pudding for dessert.

In addition, in response to a request from HUGS, Walkerburn Primary School arranged for a choir of 24 children to attend the hall to sing some carols for the villagers who were having lunch.

A spokesperson for the Rotary Club said that it was gratifying to hear the compliments, from both the old and young diners, as they left the hall after the children had enchanted the audience with the traditional carols after the meal.

Today (Friday) the Rotary Club will be supplying and serving another Christmas lunch for the Innerleithen RVS clients and helpers, in the Hall of Friendship at Innerleithen Parish Church with the food being prepared by the Food Foundation Peebles.