South Scotland

Hawick bridge closed due to safety concerns

A bridge in Hawick has been closed to traffic with immediate effect after an inspection was carried out.

The Melgund Place bridge has been shut along with a footpath which passes underneath it.

The condition of its masonry was highlighted to Scottish Borders Council and after it was inspected the closure decision was taken.

Pedestrians can still use the bridge but the timescale of the closure and cost of repairs are not yet known.