Up to 2,000 children are taking part in the re-enactment of The Battle of Hornshole, in Hawick, to mark 500 years since it took place.
Thousands of people have been in Galashiels for the Braw Lads Gathering, part of the Common Riding and Festival season.
Hawick Common riding has got underway. It's the first of the ridings in the Scottish Borders.
The Riding of the Marches in a historic event which sees riders check the boundaries of the Royal Burgh to ensure no-one has intruded on their territory.
– Jamie Shankley, Cornet
"It's been absolutely brilliant, I've loved every second of it, really really good, it's something I've always wanted to do so I really enjoyed it. The Cornet's main job I think is to lead the rider round the boundaries f the Royal Burgh just to inspect the boundaries and make sure no encroachments have been made or any intruders."
– > Jim Pirie, Riding of the Marches Treasurer
"It reflects what people want and what people like, it's a historical but it's also topical and people love it."
Thousands of people are expected to be out enjoying Langholm's common riding celebrations today.
The tradition - which dates back over 250 years - is a chance for the whole community to come together in a ride-out around the town's boundaries.
A bus company in the Borders is getting on board with the Common Riding.
First Borders have been getting into the festival spirit with new designs for their fleet of buses.
The makeovers were unveiled by this years Galashiels Braw lad and lass and the Selkirk Standard Bearer.
The buses have been decked out with free wifi and one route will operate more frequently.
The bus company say the services will compliment the new Borders Railway line.
A new statue has been unveiled in Hawick town centre.
The bronze statue depicts the capturing of an English flag by a young man from the town.
Thousands lined the street to watch as this years Hawick Cornet unveiled the monument.
Ross Gibson said:"It tells the story perfectly because the young Callant brought the flag back and it was only the really old and the really young left in the town and it has got both. The detail in it is brilliant.
"It has been a perfect warm up with all the kids out cheering and I just can't wait for everything to get started now."
Nearly 2,000 school children from the Scottish Borders have been celebrating one of the most significant moments in Hawick's history.
The Battle of Hornshole took place 500 years ago today. The battle's remembered in the town's annual Common Riding celebrations. Part of the festivities included a re-enactment at the site of the battle.
Our reporter in the Borders, Jenny Longden, was there:
The re-enactment held for local school children in Hawick is the start of a summer long programme of common ridings and festivals in the Scottish Borders.
The Battle of Hornshole is the basis for the annual Common Riding event, when hundreds of men ride the towns boundaries, led by the Cornet holding a flag.
This year, the event will have a special significance as it is 500 years since the battle took place.
Cllr Stuart Marshall, Honorary Hawick Provost, said:
"Hawick Common Riding is always a very special event, there is no two ways about that, but this year makes it even extra special because it is the 500 year anniversary of the events that took place at Hornshole."
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.
The main Common Riding and festival season in the south of Scotland came to an end this weekend in Sanquhar.
It has been a fantastic few months for towns across the Scottish Borders and Dumfries and Galloway- and most of the festivals were blessed with good weather.
We have been along to many of the celebrations, from Hawick Common Riding to the Flodden Ride as part of Coldstream's Civic Week.
Below is a a video montage of some of the best bits from the festivals.
The festivities will be taking place throughout the day with the Cornet sworn in at 8am before the cavalcade heads out onto the hill. The festival Queen will be crowned shortly after midday ahead of a piped band parade. The party is expected to go on long into the night.