Soldiers that have recently returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan have been taking part in a homecoming parade in the Scottish Borders today.
Troops from The Royal Scots Borderers visited Melrose and Galashiels earlier, as Jenny Longden reports.
Connor Stanners took part in the homecoming parade, as his wife Zoe and their baby son cheered him on.
– Zoe Stanners
"I was in Helmand province, helping to give force protection. The support we get when we come home is amazing."
"It is great to have him home safe and sound. This is his hometown so it was nice to bring his son to watch his daddy."
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.