South Scotland

Cyclist dies after colliding with a car near Peebles

A cyclist has died following a collision with a vehicle in the Scottish Borders.

The incident happened on the A703 road just north of Peebles at about 16:20 on Monday.

An air ambulance was called and landed at the scene of the collision, between the entrance to Crossburn Caravan Park and Langside Farm.

The cyclist, who has not been named, was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, but was pronounced dead.

A spokesman for Lothian and Borders Police said it was too early to give any details about the incident or the victim but confirmed there had been a fatality.

He appealed for any witnesses to come forward.