South Scotland

Stow party guest's death 'unexplained'

Edinburgh Royal Infirmary
Image caption The woman - named locally as Claire MacCabe - died in hospital

Police are treating the death of a guest at a party in the Borders at the weekend as unexplained.

The event is understood to have been being held at the home of Graeme Steel - the son of Lord David Steel.

The 44-year-old woman - named locally as Claire MacCabe - became unwell during the party in Stow on Saturday night.

She was taken by ambulance to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh but died a short time later.

Police said the death was being treated as "unexplained but not suspicious" and said inquiries were continuing.

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