A 16-year-old girl from the Scottish Borders has taken inspiration from this years games and hopes to compete in Rio in four years time.
Hundreds of racing pigeons have mysteriously disappeared in Scotland. In the Borders only 13 birds out of 232 returned from a recent race.
Gerry Foley talks to the star of 'A Walk-On Part', the stage version of Chris Mullin's political diaries.
More than two thousand people applied but only 10 were picked to learn to become drivers on the new borders railway.
The successful recruits are midway through an intensive training course so they'll be able to operate the first trains to run from the Borders in more than forty years.
Kathryn Samson reports:
Colm Farrell is walking 5000 miles across the UK to raise money for Console, a suicide prevention charity. He relies on the kindness of strangers to get a bed each night.
A new guide encouraging tourists to sample local produce has been launched in the Borders.
The Scottish Lowland Food and Drink trail aims to help the visitors find the producers, and the people behind it hope it will encourage more people to the area, as Hannah McNulty reports.
Watch her full report below.
Farmers in the Borders are calling for changes to what they say is a "bizarre" system which means the meat they produce cannot be labelled as Scottish.
Lambs and pigs from the area are having to be slaughtered in England because there are no longer any abattoirs in the Borders.
However, that means the meat has to be labelled as British rather than Scottish.
Watch the full report from Jenny Longden below.
A new Borders Health Centre will be officially opened today when the keys are handed over.
The new facility in Lauder replaces two older facilities that previously served the town.
The new senior fire officer in the Borders says the fire and rescue service in the region will be enhanced, even though it is being nationalised.
Peter Heath will head up the service in the Borders alongside Mid and East Lothian from an office at Galashiels Fire station.
The 45-year-old from Innerleithen was appointed to the role following the announcement that all eight fire and rescue services in Scotland will be merged into one.
A twenty a day smoker spends on average £50 a week on their habit, enough to feed a family of four for a week.
This week the Scottish Government is sending experts in breaking nicotine addiction to pharmacies in Borders towns to give free advice.
Stand location details are:
Mon 21st Jan - Morrisons, Mart Street, Hawick
Tues 22nd Jan - Asda Currie Road, Galashiels
Three leading business people in the Border region watched George Osborne's budget speech and shared their opinions with ITV Border.
The three members are Stephen Winyard who runs Stobo Castle near Peebles, Chris Reay from Reays Coaches in Wigton and Sally Fielding from Sally's Cottages.
Hannah McNulty has the full report:
The Berwickshire MP and Scottish Secretary Michael Moore has said motorists across the Borders will welcome the decision by the Chancellor to abandon a planned 3p rise in fuel duty, due in January:
– Michael Moore, Berwickshire MP and Scottish Secretary
"I think that it's particularly important that the Chancellor has abandoned the proposed fuel duty increase. That will help motorsits across the south of Scotland and the north of England, and in rural areas.
"As well as that, we've got a cut to people's taxes- taking low and middle income tax payers out of tax all together and reducing the burden on others.
"For people across the south of Scotland and the north of England that's very important."
Stephen Winyard, who runs a luxury spa and hotel near Peebles, is not completely haapy with the Autumn Statement:
– Stephen Winyard, Managing Director, Stobo Castle
"There's no need for haulage costs to go up- we depend on an awful lot of suppliers during the year, so that's a very welcomed initiative.
"But there's no reduction in national insurance contributions which we all know is a tax on jobs.
"I also have issues on the minimum wage- there are market forces out there, but minimum wages tend to start at the bottom and ripple their way up to the top of an organisation, therefore it's not helpful in encouraging employers to take on more staff.
"I'm a little disappointed as more could be done to encourage employment."