RESIDENTS and staff at a care home in Innerleithen enjoyed an early Christmas lunch this week - free fish and chips.

St Ronan's Care home was the winner of a region-wide Facebook competition run by famed chippie Mackay's of Eyemouth.

And their prize was a van full of delicious fish suppers served straight from the fryer.

Donna Leslie from St Ronan's Care Home told us: "The residents and staff on duty thoroughly enjoyed tucking in to their delicious fish and chips followed by ice-cream.

"All of us a St Ronan's were absolutely delighted to have won this competition."

Residents and staff at two other care homes in the region - Hillside Lodge in Berwick upon Tweed and Coldstream's Lennel House - were named runners-up and also enjoyed a fish and chips feast.

Donna added: "Thank you very much to Mackays of Eyemouth and congratulations to the other two homes who came second and third.

"We hope they enjoyed their fish suppers as much as our residents did."