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Carlisle to welcome home soldiers

Homecoming parade in Carlilse for the 2nd Battalion, The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment Credit: PA

More than one hundred soldiers will march through the streets of Carlisle later today to mark the Homecoming Parade for the local regiment, the 2nd Battalion, The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment.

The soldiers have been out in Afghanistan for a tour of duty.

Soldiers welcomed home in Dumfries

Soldiers from 1 Scots Credit: ITV News Border

Around 200 soldiers and musicians from the 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland are taking part in a Homecoming Parade in Dumfries.

The parade starts on Hoods Loaning at 11am before the soldiers continue their march on to Shakespeare Street, the Whitesands, Buccleuch Street (where a salute will take place at the Municipal Chambers), Burns Statue, High Street, English Street- finishing back at Hoods Loaning around 11.45pm.

The parade will then be followed by a Civic Reception for The Royal Scots Borderers at the DG One leisure centre.

Borders soldiers welcomed home

Residents in Melrose and Galashiels will be lining the streets today to welcome home soldiers from the 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (1 SCOTS).

The soldiers have returned home from a six month tour of Helmand Province in Afghanistan.

The Melrose parade will set off from Gibson Park ar 10.30am, before marching up the High Street onto Buccleuch Street, up Abbey Street and down past the square.

The Galashiels parade will leave Currie Road at 12.30am, before marching up Paton Street, onto Bank Street, down Channel Street, through Market Square, up St John Street and finishes at Gala Park.