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The Ryder Cup comes to Hawick

The Ryder Cup trophy made an appearance in the Scottish Borders today.

The trophy, one of the most famous in sport, is visiting a number of golf clubs in Scotland ahead of the Ryder Cup competition at Gleneagles in September.

The trophy arrived this afternoon - coinciding with a week of coaching for the young players of the future. Tim Backshall reports

Children in Hawick meet the Ryder Cup

These children had a chance to get up close and personal with the famous cup Credit: ITV News Border

Ryder Cup Trophy is in Hawick today.

Children who've been having golf lessons at the Hawick Gold Club got the chance to see it.

The club is the only one in the Borders to get a visit from the trophy.

The Ryder Cup competition will be played in Gleneagles, Perthshire in September.


Slade drummer's first Scottish gig in 50 years

Slade had six number ones in the 1970s. Credit: PA

Don Powell, drummer of 70s glam rock band Slade, will perform in the Borders for charity in July.

It is almost 50 years since Slade played their first ever Scottish gig in August 1965, in Hawick, back when they were known as the N'Betweens.

Powell plans to stop by Hawick Town Hall before visiting Kelso Bikefest where he will sign autographs and play with bands to raise awareness for autism. Kelso Bikefest begins on the 4th July.


Hawick Common Riding begins

People from across the Borders are expected to take part. Credit: ITV Border

This year's Hawick Common Riding will be taking place later today (5th June).

The event - which commemorates the historic battle between the Scots and the English in Horns-hole - is the first of the Common Riding calendar.

People from across the Borders are expected to take part.

1 Scots Hawick parade in pictures

Two hundred soldiers have taken part in a military parade in Hawick.

1 Scots were in the town to mark their battalions move to Northern Ireland later this year.

1 Scots parade through Hawick High Street Credit: ITV Border
Soldiers from 1 Scots marching Credit: ITV Border
Soldiers watch as the ride-out goes past Credit: ITV Border
Soldiers performing the Guard of Honour Credit: ITV Border
Soldiers performing the Guard of Honour Credit: ITV Border

Guard of Honour for Hawick Common Riding

The Royal Regiment of Scotland (1 Scots) are to perform a Guard of Honour for riders involved in Hawick Common Riding.

The two parties will meet on Hawick High street at 1pm.

1 Scots are in the town to parade on the same day that the annual Denholm ride out takes place in the town.

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