This time next week the Commonwealth Games will be well and truly underway.
Ahead of the games the team from Fiji have arrived in Dumfries, which they are using as a base for their pre-games training.
The athletes were welcomed to the town at a reception last night, and Ryan Dollard was there.
The Fiji Commonwealth team have spoken of their honour of being invited to Dumfries.
The team will be using the town as their base for the duration of the games, which begin in Glasgow next Wednesday, 23 July.
Paul Gee is a Team Fiji Official:
The Commonwealth athletes from Fiji have had nothing by praise for the people of Dumfries.
The team are just one of two who will not be based in Glasgow for the games.
Banuve Tabakaucoro is a 100m and 200m Sprinter:
Fiji's sporting elite have landed in the south of Scotland ahead of the Commonwealth Games.
The team are one of only two groups who will not be based in Glasgow for the games.
They will be based in Dumfries for the duration of their stay and locals turned out in force to give them a warm welcome.
Local children had a chance to met and train with the athletes and even got the chance to hold a press conference with the team.
He is one of Dumfries' most famous sons and, this weekend, the town is celebrating his life and works.
A cast of 70 will take to the streets to depict the final years of Robert Burns' life as part of a major literary festival.
As the finishing touches are being made, our reporter Ryan Dollard has been along to take a look behind the scenes at the final preparations.
Two actors taking part in the Love Life and Liberty Pageant have been speaking to ITV Border about the event.
Joanne McGuinness and Gavin Paul will play Jean Armour and Robert Burns.
The pageant will see them perform excerpts of the last five years of the playwright's life in Dumfries.
An our door play detailing the last five years of Robert Burns' life is due to be performed as part of the Love Life and Liberty Pageant.
The play moves through different locations in the town.
Ross Jardine is the stage manager of the production:
A fire which broke out at the Caerlaverock Nature Reserve near Dumfries is being treated as suspicious.
Police Scotland are investigating the fire, which took place at the Castle Corner car park sometime between Sunday, 13 July and Monday, 14 July.
A bench, wheelie bin and information leaflets were destroyed.
Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.
As preparations for the Love Life and Liberty Pageant get underway in Dumfries, organiser Dame Barbra Kelly says it's important to remember the area's literary connections:
Final preparations are underway in Dumfries for the Love Life and Liberty Pageant, this weekend.
The play depicting the last years of life of poet Robert Burns which he spent in the town.
It's the showpiece at the heart of a two day festival celebrating his life and that of the Peter Pan author James Barrie who was educated in the town.