Nearly 500 years ago, towns in the Borders were run by ruthless men who would steal cattle and plunder their neighbours to gain wealth and status.
It was a bloodthirsty but colourful time in the region's history, and this weekend, Hawick will remember the Border Reivers through song and drama.
You can watch the full report from Jenny Longden below.
A torchlight procession due to be held tomorrow evening has been cancelled due to wintry weather.
A walk to Roberton has also been cancelled on Sunday.
Other events for the festival, which runs from Friday evening until Sunday, will go ahead as planned.
A festival celebrating and remembering the men that once fought for Border towns takes place this weekend.
The Hawick Reiver Festival is a programme of performances, demonstrations and re-enactments to give local people and visitors a flavour of what the town would have been like nearly 500 years ago.
Among the activities planned, there will be a fancy dress parade, jousting, a medieval market and singing from local schools.
A full programme of events is available here:
A spindle whorl, believed to be medieval, has been found at Philihaugh in Selkirk.
Workers from Scottish Water unearthed what could be remains of an ancient medieval village whilst carrying out water works.
Archaeologists are now working to discover how large the site is and how far the remains date back.
The remains of a medieval village are thought to have been discovered on the outskirts of Selkirk in the Scottish Borders.
Scottish Water was laying a new water main at Philiphaugh when workers made the discovery.
Archaeologists say that a number of stone buildings have been found across a sizeable area, suggesting that there may have been an entire settlement.
Scottish Borders Council say that the ancient remains will now be taken away for closer examination.
Carbon dating will be used to try to give a more precise timeframe for when the settlement was inhabited.
Scottish Water was carrying out the works at Philiphaugh on the outskirts of Selkirk whilst laying new pipes between Howden and Yarrowford.
A Scottish Borders Council's archaeologist said:
Lanercost pupils hosted a Tudor banquet at Naworth Castle near Brampton to complement the learning they have been doing this term. Staff and pupils dressed in period costume to bring history to life.
Kim Ingles reports:
A primary school in Cumbria is bringing their history lesson alive today. Lanercost pupils are hosting a Tudor banquet at Naworth Castle near Brampton to complement the learning they have been doing this term.
Staff and children will be dressed in period costume for the event in the Castle's banqueting Hall. Friends of Lanercost are providing the food.
The prolific broadcaster and television presenter, Dr Starkey was once styled in the national press as "the rudest man in Britain" for his acerbic and forthright comments on "The Moral Maze" and "Question Time".
Dr David Starkey, a leading British constitutional historian, is to address the Cumbria branch of the Historical Association to speak on the Tudor period at an open meeting in Carlisle on Monday 5 November at 7pm.