South Scotland

Lauder cattle rescued from burning barn

About 40 cows and calves have been rescued by firefighters after a barn caught fire in the Scottish Borders.

Emergency services were called out to the incident at about 20:30 on Friday at Old Boon Farm near Lauder.

A total of 30 firefighters tackled the blaze which caused "substantial damage" to the building.

As well as the cattle, the shed housed a large number of bales of hay. Investigations are continuing into the cause of the fire.

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