Watch the latest episode of Border Life.
Gilly Fraser finds out how footballing memories are bringing a new lease of life to Alzheimer's sufferers, while Emma Baker discovers evidence of an unusually mild winter in the south of Scotland.
Fiona Armstrong joins anglers on the River Tweed and finds out just how much Salmon Fishing is worth to the Scottish economy. We report on a pioneering initiative to equip people in remote Borders towns to cope with emergency situations. And we report on why 2014 is designated “Year of the Haggis”.
Emma Baker visits the nature reserve badly damaged by flooding, and a town which is rediscovering it's history through a century-old collection of photographs. Gill Brown explores the nuclear bunker now used for emergency planning in extreme weather.
Border Life Episode 5.
In Border Life tonight, the first of two special reports on the crisis in our local high streets. Emma Baker looks at how out-of-town complexes and online shopping has hit many town centres and reports on a novel solution: the pop-up shop.
This week we join the preparations for Burns Night, and talk to those staging one of the biggest celebrations in the country, in the Bard's former home town of Dumfries. Fiona Armstrong visits the house where Burns spent his later years, to find out why it's a draw for visitors from the world over.
Watch the second episode of Border Life online
The first episode of Border Life looks at Hawick's close relationship with horses, with the town traditionally hosting the first ride-out of the Common Ridings.
Now one man wants to make that link more formal by having the Borders town recognised officially as Scotland's horse town.
We have also been looking at the role of the textiles industry and how Borders tweed is taking the world by storm.
Border Life starts its look at Robert the Bruce and the Scottish King's life, and what link he had with southern Scotland.
Fiona Armstrong has been finding out more - watch the first episode now.