Homecoming parade for 1 SCOTS

Residents in Melrose and Galashiels will be lining the streets today to welcome home soldiers from the 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (1 SCOTS).

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Borders soldiers welcomed home

Residents in Melrose and Galashiels will be lining the streets today to welcome home soldiers from the 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (1 SCOTS).

The soldiers have returned home from a six month tour of Helmand Province in Afghanistan.

The Melrose parade will set off from Gibson Park ar 10.30am, before marching up the High Street onto Buccleuch Street, up Abbey Street and down past the square.

The Galashiels parade will leave Currie Road at 12.30am, before marching up Paton Street, onto Bank Street, down Channel Street, through Market Square, up St John Street and finishes at Gala Park.