The economy might be showing signs of recovery but youth unemployment is still a big problem on both sides of the border.
A new community cafe in Hawick is hoping to help young people onto the employment ladder.
The Almond Tree, which opens on Friday 25 June, will reinvest profits back into youth projects in the Borders.
Katie Hunter reports:
A new community cafe designed to help disadvantaged young people find a job is due to open in the Borders next week.
The Almond Tree on Hawick High Street opens on Wednesday 25 June. It will offer work placements and life coaching. Any profits will be reinvested into youth work across the Borders.
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.
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.
Royal Regiment of Scotland cheer for riders taking part in the Denholm ride-out through Hawick
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 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.
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.
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.
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."