TRIBUTES have been paid to a 50-year-old woman who died following a fatal road collision on the A72 near Walkerburn.

The incident happened around 11am on Monday, October 16 when a female pedestrian was involved in a collision with a black Mercedes A150 car.

The woman was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary with serious injuries and later transferred to the Western General Hospital where she sadly passed away on Friday, October 27.

Police Scotland have confirmed her identity as 50-year-old Sharon Wilson from Walkerburn.

In a statement released through Police Scotland, Sharon’s family said: “We are devastated at the loss of our beautiful, loving and caring Sharon.  She will be sorely missed. We would ask for privacy to grieve at this difficult time.”

Inquiries into the full circumstances surrounding the collision are continuing and anyone with information is asked to contact police.

Constable Paul Aitchison of the Road Policing Unit said: “This is a very difficult time for Sharon’s family and our sincere condolences are with them.

“Our enquiries continue and I would ask anyone who may have witnessed the collision, or who was travelling on the A72 just south of Walkerburn shortly before the collision, to please get in touch.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 1087 of 16 October.