Jim remains in BGH after Roberton fall

FORMER Common-Riding Committee chairman Jim Hogg is continuing to be treated at Borders General Hospital.

Mr Hogg suffered a nasty fall from his horse and subsequent heart attack shortly after leaving Roberton at the ride-out almost two weeks ago.

It had been hoped that the 67-year-old could be transferred to Glasgow but that was thwarted by the onset of double pneumonia, which resulted in him remaining at the BGH.

And that has been where he has stayed this week – in the intensive therapy unit – as doctors worked on the pneumonia.

According to his family he may be on the move by the end of this week, although it is more likely to be the beginning of next week.

The family said: “That all depends on the lung situation which is really day to day just now.

“Ideally they will be better placed in Glasgow to assess the extent of any nerve damage to the spinal cord, which is the concern.”