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Borderway Agri Expo

Annual Borderway Agri Expo Credit: ITV Border News

The Duke of Westminster will be among the 12,000 people at Harrison and Hetherington's annual Borderway Agri Expo.

It's one of the UK's leading winter livestock shows with a total prize fund of £14,000. A record 880 head of sheep and cattle are entered.

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For the love of dance

It is no secret that exercise can have profound benefits to physical fitness.

But many also feel that it can have a major role to play in people's mental health as well.

One man from Carlisle is now running free dance classes for older people in his home town after his love of dancing helped him in his battle with depression.

Ryan Dollard reports.

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Challenges rural businesses are facing

Rural business owners from Dumfries and Galloway have been meeting Scotland's Education Secretary to discuss the challenges of operating in remote areas.

The event also highlighted the potential benefits to business of teaming up with universities. Research released today shows that 42% of small and medium sized enterprises have collaborated with a university.

Almost a third of companies said it gave them access to expertise which would not normally be available. 14% said it helped them to reduce development costs.

Katie Hunter reports:

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