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Nearly 500 years ago, towns in the Borders were run by ruthless men who would steal cattle and plunder their neighbours to gain wealth and status.
It was a bloodthirsty but colourful time in the region's history, and this weekend, Hawick will remember the Border Reivers through song and drama.
You can watch the full report from Jenny Longden below.
A torchlight procession due to be held tomorrow evening has been cancelled due to wintry weather.
A walk to Roberton has also been cancelled on Sunday.
Other events for the festival, which runs from Friday evening until Sunday, will go ahead as planned.
A festival celebrating and remembering the men that once fought for Border towns takes place this weekend.
The Hawick Reiver Festival is a programme of performances, demonstrations and re-enactments to give local people and visitors a flavour of what the town would have been like nearly 500 years ago.
Among the activities planned, there will be a fancy dress parade, jousting, a medieval market and singing from local schools.
A full programme of events is available here: