Ten years ago an adventure events company was given a brief of showcasing all that the Borders has to offer to a greater number of tourists.
They came up with The Mighty Deerstalker - an obstacle race, run over rough terrain, up and down hills, and through rivers.
300 people came to the first run - a decade on there were around 3000 taking part. Fiona Marley Paterson was among them.
An inquest into the death of a security contractor who was shot by a colleague in Iraq has begun.
Paul McGuigan, whose mother Corrine is from Innerleithen in the Scottish Borders, was killed in 2009.
Dan Fitzsimons is currently serving a 20-year jail sentence in Iraq for the deaths of Paul McGuigan and Darren Hoare.
Artwork depicting images of the First Minister of Scotland, Britain's Prime Minister, Westminster and Holyrood has gone on display at Traquair House in Peebleshire.
'The Debatable Land' is a collage featuring poems, quotes and pictures relevant to the history of Scotland.
The artwork is by former poet and Harvard Professor Peter Sacks.
Scotland’s oldest inhabited house is a gathering place for world cultures to meet, talk and exchange ideas on the most pressing issues of our time, through discussion, art and film this weekend.
Traquair House is hosting speakers from around the world, who are discussing current international conflicts in Gaza, Iraq and Ukraine among others.
Observers and peacemakers will be discussing how Scotland can be a greater force for good in the world.
Expert voices with experience of global conflict zones, from BBC correspondent Alan Little to the former UN High Commissioner Sir Kieran Prendergast, are taking part.
A festival that 'travels beyond borders' is taking place in one of Scotland's oldest homes this weekend.
Traquair House in Peebleshire is hosting art exhibitions, a film festival, lectures, dialogues, literary walks, cycle rides talks and debates during the two-day Beyond Borders festival.
Among those featuring at the festival are war photographer Paul Conroy and Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma.
Scotland's place in the world and international conflicts are among the topics to be discussed.
The St Ronan's Games officially started yesterday, Sunday 13 July, with the Kirking at Innerleithan Church.
The 10 day festival celebrates the legend of the monk. Folklore suggests he introduced Christianity to the region.
Children dress up in 8th century costumes and the town's games, the oldest in Scotland, take place on Friday, 18 July.
The 187th St Ronan's Games week got underway today with the Kirkin' Ceremony at Innerleithen Church.
The Cleikum Ceremonies, which began in 1901, remember St Ronan, who folklore has it brought Christianity to the region.
School children were involved by dressing up in costume during a parade, led by St Ronan's Brass Band.
A service is being held at Innerleithen Church as part of St Ronan's Games Week.
The 150-year festival is thought to include the biggest games anywhere in Scotland.
The St Ronan's Standard Bearer and Lass are joined by principals from other Border towns at the service.
Local children were among those following St Ronan's Brass Band through the town's High Street this morning.
Thousands of people battled the Tweed Valley at weekend in the “The Mighty Deerstalker” event.
It's the toughest off road run in the UK and is run by adventure sports company Rat Race.
It features a mixture of steep ascents, water crossings, forest trails and various natural and man-made obstacles including “The Rack”, “The Scree” and “The Tunnel”.
People can chose to take part either as an individual or as a team. They can then choose between the 5K Deerstalker or the 10K Mighty Deerstalker course.