Nominations will open on Monday to elect a new Hobkirk Community Council.
Nomination forms can be obtained from returning officer Stuart Marshall, and will be available from John Falla at the blacksmiths in Bonchester Bridge for a period of three weeks. Nominations will close at 5pm on Monday, February 9.
Anyone over 16 who lives in the Hobkirk Community Council area is eligible to stand as long as they are on the electoral register.
Candidates must be proposed by two people who must also be on the electoral register.
Anyone requiring help with nominations can contact Councillor Stuart Marshall at SMarshall@scotborders.gov.uk