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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

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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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.

New statue unveiled in Hawick

A new statue has been unveiled in Hawick town centre.

The bronze statue depicts the capturing of an English flag by a young man from the town.

Thousands lined the street to watch as this years Hawick Cornet unveiled the monument.

Ross Gibson said:"It tells the story perfectly because the young Callant brought the flag back and it was only the really old and the really young left in the town and it has got both. The detail in it is brilliant.

"It has been a perfect warm up with all the kids out cheering and I just can't wait for everything to get started now."

Hawick Cornet Ross Gibson unveils the statue Credit: ITV Border
The new statue on Hawick High Street
School children sing traditional songs Credit: ITV Border
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