Wilton Lodge Park in Hawick looks set to get a major facelift thanks to a two and a half million pound grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
A new exhibition in Hawick explores how influential Polish culture is in the Borders and features rare artefacts from soldiers in WW2.
News that a Hawick knitwear company is to be acquired by international fashion house Chanel has been welcomed by the local community.
Yvette Jelfs uses blocking machines to create many of her hats.
The metal moulds are used to shape and sculpt different types of hats, from vintage shapes to trilbies and top-hats.
Yvette says it is the only milliners in Scotland that uses these machines:
– Yvette Jelfs
"It has actually taken 20 years probably to get all these blocks together, I have scoured the country to find them.
"A block will cost about £700 a piece to get actually made up depending on the shape, but obviously we can do 200 hats a day on these, rather than taking a hat on a wooden block which takes about two days to make one hat.”
A milliner who designs hats for royalty and the rich and famous has set up a new base in Hawick.
Yvette Jelfs has chosen the former mill town for her workshop and design studio.
Her couture hats have been worn by fashionistas around the world, but she is tight-lipped on some of her more famous clients:
– Yvette Jelfs
"Well we have a very good clientele list but we don't sort of, you know, people come to us because they like the fact we are probably quite quiet and tucked away.
"What people do like is that we have got the river right outside next door, watching herons and this, that and the other but our clientele list actually travel quite a long way to see us which is fantastic.”
An internationally renowned hat maker to the stars has decided to set up shop in Hawick.
Yvette Jelfs, who has made hats for Kate Moss and Amanda Redman, has converted a former sandwich shop in Noble Place into a design boutique.
The 45-year-old decided to settle in the borders due to the proximity of fabric makers producing cashmere, knitwear and tweed.
The couture shop sells hat ranging from £250 to £600.
There were emotional scenes in Hawick today as a statue of the much loved commentator Bill McLaren was unveiled.
Rugby stars past and present joined Bill's family at Wilton Lodge Park to pay tribute to the man known as 'the voice of rugby'.
Bill died three years ago at the age of 86.
Kathryn Samson has the full report:
Bill McLaren's family and rugby stars past and present gathered at Wilton Lodge Park for the unveiling of the statue.
The community council helped to raise the funds for the £11,500 bust and Bill's daughter Linda says he'd be delighted:
The bust of legendary rugby commentator Bill McLaren has now been unveiled at Wilton Park Lodge in Hawick.
The daughter of Bill McLaren, Linda, has been speaking ahead of the unveiling of the bust commemorating the rugby commentator.
The bust is being unveiled in Wilton Park Lodge in Hawick.
A bust commemorating the life of the legendary rugby commentator Bill McLaren is being unveiled in Hawick.
The statue of the rugby master, who died in January 2010 aged 80, cost £11,500 and is based in Wilton Lodge Park.
Councillors are hoping that it will become a tourist attraction, along with a proposed rugby heritage centre.
The memorial bust of Bill McLaren will be unveiled in his home town of Hawick on Tuesday.