Folk dancing as you've never seen it before has been taking place in the Borders this week. A dance group from Hawick have been hosting children from Belgium and Lithuania to take part in a Youth International Dance Festival.
It gives the children a chance to share traditional dancing techniques, and form lifelong friendships. Jenny Longden reports.
Children from Hawick are hosting an international dance event in the Borders. 60 youngsters from Scotland, Belgium and Lithuania are taking part.
The groups have been visiting each other's countries to stage traditional performances.
Hawick has welcomed 60 young folk dancers from Lithuania and Belgium. Aged between nine and 18, the visitors are staying with host families and have been performing around the Hawick area.
Teries in Tartan, who put together the program, aims to create international friendships and build on current friendships following a recent visit to Lithuania.
An 18-year-old man has died after falling into a silo near Hawick.
Police were called to a farm near Denholm at 9:00am this morning, Friday 1 August.
"Enquiries into the full circumstances surrounding this incident are ongoing and officers are currently liaising with the Health and Safety Executive."
Police in the Scottish Borders are appealing for information after a horse was attacked in Hawick.
The incident happened sometime between Monday, 28 and Tuesday, 29 July in a field near the Troweknowes Farm.
The animal suffered two large cuts to its legs, which have required veterinary treatment.
"These injuries were not sustained accidentally and this incident is being treated as a deliberate act of cruelty.
"Anyone who remembers seeing any suspicious activity around the Troweknowes farm area of Hawick between Monday and Tuesday is asked to contact police immediately.
"Given the fairly remote location of the field, those responsible most likely travelled by vehicle and we would also urge anyone with information that can help us progress this line of enquiry to get in touch."
Officers are asking any one with information about the incident to contact them on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
A pioneering filmmaker and animator is being celebrated in Hawick today, as part of centenary celebrations for Norman McLaren
The renowned filmmaker has influenced artists, filmmakers and musicians, from Picasso and Truffaut to Lucas and Linklater.
A workshop will be held in the Heart of Hawick from 1pm to learn about Norman's filmmaking techniques.
A special screening of classic short films from his impressive catalogue will run from 2.30-3.50pm.
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
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.
The Ryder Cup will be at the Hawick Golf Club later today.
It's there as part of a coaching programme being run there this week for children.
The club will be the only one in the Borders to get a visit from the trophy.
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.