Troops return home

Couple reunited after months apart Photo: ITV Border

Families and friends were eagerly waiting on the soldiers returning to their base at Dreghorn Barracks in Edinburgh.

Jenny Longden caught up with some of the families:

When the soldiers were finally reunited with their families and friends, it was very emotional.

Hugs all round Credit: ITV Border
It was an emotional time for families Credit: ITV Border
For some children, Christmas has come early Credit: ITV Border
The smile says it all Credit: ITV Border
Family reunited Credit: ITV Border
Festive cheer for reunited families Credit: ITV Border
Together again at Christmas Credit: ITV Border