A PEEBLESSHIRE councillor is encouraging residents to join a Q&A session to learn more about the purpose of the Common Good Fund.

Tweeddale east representative Robin Tatler, who is chairman of Peebles Common Good Fund sub-committee, will be hosting the meeting in the town on Tuesday, February 28.

The Q&A session will form the latter part of the sub-committees regular meeting next week.

Mr Tatler said: "It really is an opportunity for people to learn a little bit more about what the Common Good sub-committee does, and ask questions.

"And we'll have officers there to answer any questions."

He added: "I think there is a lack of awareness of the Common Good in terms of what it is and what it does.

"And this hopefully will help people understand that better."

Mr Tatler explained that having the Common Good is an important asset to the public in Peebles.

He said: "Over hundreds of years the Common Good has been looked after, maintained, by whatever local authority was in place at that time.

"The six Peebles councillors are responsible [for it]. It is a sub-committee of the council.

"But it basically looks after, maintains and makes available to the public of Peebles, the assets that are owned by the Common Good.

"These have been accumulated over hundreds years, and there are pieces of land, building and there are some funds as well."

The next meeting of the Peebles Common Good Fund sub-committee will be held at the council offices at Rosetta Road, Peebles on Tuesday, February 28 at 5pm, with the Q&A session beginning at the end of the meeting.

The agenda for the meeting, as well as minutes from the last meeting of Peebles Common Good Fund sub-committee can be found at www.scotborders.gov.uk