Bosses at Popular Rosslynlee Fishery at Newbigging near Penicuik have opened a new bothy which has been well-received by anglers.

John Dewar, the fishery manager, said there is a roaring, log-burning stove providing a pleasant heat in the spacious new lodge which includes a reception area.

Therein lies a small shop providing snack foods, including pies, and chocolate as well as some fishing tackle and flies.

There is also ample room in the brightly-lit cabin for four tables and chairs so anglers can enjoy snacks and their own sandwiches.

The new addition is yards from the spacious car park and a nearby new toilet and shower block with facilities for men and women and disabled anglers will be ready for use shortly.

he work is part of a plan to improve Rosslynlee near Penicuik which currently enjoys support from a loyal band of regulars.

Included in them are 12 men who are currently engaged in a twice-monthly winter league where competition is keen.

The picture shows the inside of the bothy with John Dewar speaking to Tom Russell and his father, also Tom.