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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.

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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

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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.

1 Scots parade through Hawick before move

Hawick prepares for 1 Scots parade Credit: ITV

1 Scots have been parading through Hawick this morning, ahead of their move to Northern Ireland.The parade was to say thank you to supporters in the South of Scotland.

Hundreds of people lined the High street to show their appreciation.1 Scots will move from their base at Dreghorn Barracks in Edinburgh to Holywood, in Northern Ireland in August.

Hundreds of people lined the High street to show their appreciation to 1 Scots Credit: ITV

Hawick-a shows team spirit in Scotland

As part of the build-up to this summer's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, the Queen's Baton Relay is making its way around Britain after visiting Commonwealth countries across the world.

It arrives in Dumfries and Galloway and the Borders next month.

Hannah McNulty has been to see how some children in Hawick are preparing for their big moment.

Hawick's Haka to celebrate Scotland

Children in the Borders have been practising a routine they will perform next month as part of the celebrations to welcome the Queen's Baton Relay to Scotland, ahead of the Commonwealth Games.

It's called the Hawick-a, and combines the traditional New Zealand Haka and a Borders Common Riding song.

Olivia Roper from Scottish Borders Council says the Hawick-a is about celebrating Scottish culture.

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