Hundreds of people on horseback will ride through Coldstream later on today for their annual Flodden Day celebrations.
The event is the highlight of the town's civic week, which includes a torchlit procession, fancy dress and other ride-outs.
Hundreds of horses and riders will cross Flodden Fields later during Coldstream Civic Week.
The Event brings to an end a successful summer of the ride outs in the Scottish Borders.
More than 1,300 homes and businesses in and around Leitholm and Coldstream can now connect to fibre broadband.
The 300 homes and businesses in Leitholm and the 1,000 in Coldstream are among the 16,000 Scottish Borders premises now able to access fibre broadband due to the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband rollout.
To celebrate the occasion, Mid-Berwickshire Ward Members – councillors Frances Renton, Donald Moffat and John Greenwell - and members of the Digital Scotland programme unveiled one of Leitholm’s new fibre cabinets – with a golden 16K sign attached to mark the event.
Combined with BT’s commercial coverage, it means that more than 38,000 premises across the Borders can now sign up with a service provider to receive fibre broadband.
As part of the day’s events, the Digital Scotland team were also in nearby Coldstream at the Court House Place Car Park where residents were able to attend a special drop-in event. Representatives from the Digital Scotland team were on hand to get people up to speed with the technology and provide advice on signing up with a service provider.
The £410 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme aims to provide fibre broadband infrastructure to parts of Scotland not included in commercial providers’ investment plans.
The local premises are among more than 350,000 across Scotland which can now access fibre broadband services at speeds of up to 80Mbps* as part of the rollout, being delivered on the ground by engineers from BT’s local network business, Openreach.
Fibre broadband enables multiple users in a home or business to access the internet, download and share large files at the same time more quickly than ever before. In order to take advantage of the higher speeds now available, residents should contact their service provider.
Scottish Borders Council (SBC) has contributed £8.4 million to the Digital Scotland rollout in addition to block funding from all the Scottish local authorities.
The first exhibition of the year is set to open at Coldstream Museum, showing the work of a local artist.
Rich Johnson's exhibition is called Squarescapes, and features landscapes inspired by his surroundings:
Squarescapes opens on Monday 30 March until Sunday 31 May.
The exhibition will be open 9:30am to 12:30pm and 1pm to 4pm, Monday to Saturday, and 2pm to 4pm on Sundays.
The Common Riding and festival season in the Borders came to a spectacular end today.
The Flodden ride out saw hundreds of horses and riders take part and this year was extra special for Coldstreamer Colin Liefer's family.
Jenny Longden reports:
The Coldstream Common Riding is taking place later this morning.
Hundreds of people are expected to turn out for the event, which will see riders leave the town and ride through the fields of Flodden.
The ride out starts at 10am. It's the last event in the Common Ridings calendar.
Coldstream Civic Week officially begins today with the introduction of the Coldstreamer, the principal figure in the celebrations, and the bussing of the Burgh Flag.
Four ride-outs are held throughout the week in Norham, Birgham, Leitholm and Flodden.
Flodden is the longest and largest of the events with around 300 horses and riders expected to take part.
The Flodden ride-out is held on Thursday 7th August at 10.30am.
Dog owners in a Berwickshire town are being urged to remain vigilant after a puppy was rushed to the vets with suspected poisoning.
It's not the first time biscuits and pellets laced with poison have been found on the pavements in Coldstream.
Police are investigating the incident, in which a black labrador had to have emergency treatment. Jenny Longden reports.
Dog owners in Coldstream are being warned to be vigilant, after a puppy may have been poisoned.
The labrador swallowed a suspicious looking pellet left on the pavement, but has since recovered.
Police have confirmed they are investigating several incidents where suspected poison has been left out for dogs.
A puppy had to be rushed to the vets after suspected poisoning in a Berwickshire town.
The one-year-old black Labrador called Ronan was taken to vets after swallowing a pellet left on the pavement.
The puppy's owner Fiona Smith said he is now fine thanks to the quick work of a vet, but urges other dog owners to look out for anything suspicious.
She said "We were all in shock. We're not sure exactly what was in the poison but the vet said our puppy could have died within hours."