A sporran which belonged to the Scottish folk hero Rob Roy has been stolen from a historic house in the Borders.
It was part of a collection of historical artefacts at Abbotsford House near Galashiels, the former home of the writer. He wrote one of his famous novels about Rob Roy. The valuable sporran was ripped from a display wall at the house. Police Scotland is investigating.
A sporran which belonged to Scots folk hero Rob Roy has been stolen from the historic home of Sir Walter Scott.
It was part of a collection of historical artefacts collected by the world-famous writer and displayed at the newly-refurbished Abbotsford House near Galashiels, Selkirkshire.
Scott - who wrote a famous novel about Rob Roy - also had his gun, sword and dirk in his collection.
The valuable sporran was ripped from a display wall at Abbotsford some time between September 21st and September 23rd.
Police Scotland have confirmed they are making enquiries into a reported theft of an historical item from Abbotsford House.
Catalytic converters have been stolen from five cars in the Scottish Borders.
The cars were in the forecourt of the Border Toyota garage in St Boswells, Melrose. Police Scotland believe they were removed between 7.15pm on Monday 1st September to 6.45am on the 2nd September.
It's estimated this will cost the business around £7,300 in replacement parts.
Anyone with information should contact police.
A 27-year-old man has been arrested and charged following vandalism to two cars parked in the forecourt of a garage in Melrose.
The vehicles sustained around £400 worth of damage following the incident, which happened at the DS Dalgleish premises on Saturday, 26 July.
The man was also charged with a breach of bail conditions and was remanded in custody to appear at Selkirk Sheriff Court on Wednesday, 6 August.
The Melrose Festival Week begins today as Common Riding season swings into full flow.
The festival began in 1938 and culminates in the Common Riding which is held on Saturday 21st June.
Other events scheduled for the week include fancy dress parades, rideouts and the crowning of the Festival Queen.
The final ceremony takes place at Melrose Abbey where over 800 years of history are recalled and the granting of the foundation charter by David I is re-enacted.
Police Scotland officers in the Borders are appealing for witnesses following damage to an external wall at Melrose Abbey.
A 10m stretch of the dry stone wall on Annay Road, Melrose is thought to have been hit by a vehicle on March 17.
It is thought the repair will cost more than £1,000.
Around 10 thousand were in Melrose on Saturday the 12th of April for one of the biggest events on the sporting calendar. Visitors arrived from across the world to watch and take part in the Melrose Sevens.
The annual event is worth thousands to the Borders economy and sees some of the World's top sevens stars go head to head. Jenny Longden reports.
Glasgow Warriors won the Melrose Sevens after beating Edinburgh Accies 41-14.
A rugby team made up of America's best players are playing at the Melrose Sevens today.
The USA Tigers took photos of the Greenyards as they arrived this morning.
Some team members then stopped to chat to a young fan.
This year the fancy dress theme at the Melrose Sevens is tartan.
But as usual, most people dress up as whatever takes their fancy.