The 124th Melrose Sevens tournament is underway.
Despite a rainy start to the day, rugby fans have travelled to the Greenyards from across the Borders and beyond.
Around 10,000 people are expected throughout the day.
Rugby Sevens is a tournament that originated in Melrose in the Scottish Borders.
Teams from all over the world travel to Melrose to play at the "home of rugby" every year.
Rugby sevens is a variant of Rugby Union, but there are seven players in each team instead of 15, and the games are shorter.
Then ten most prestigious of the Borders tournaments make up a league competition which is called the Kings of the Sevens. Teams gain points dependent on their progression in individual tournaments.
The winner has ten points, the runner-up takes seven, semi-finalists gain five points and those who are eliminated keep three points.
Rugby Sevens was founded in Melrose back in 1883 and is now played internationally
The idea of the sevens tournament.was thought up by Melrose-based butcher, Ned Haig, as a means to generate more cash for the rugby club.
Melrose Sevens was first played at The Greenyards, Melrose Rugby Club's home ground, where it is still played today. This year is the 124th tournament.
The famous Melrose Rugby Sevens tournament starts tomorrow.
Thousands of visitors from far and wide will descend on the small Borders town.
With them they'll bring a party atmosphere, and money to spend.
Our reporter Jenny Longden has been to see how businesses are getting ready to welcome the crowds.
Around 12,000 people are expected to visit Melrose tomorrow for the world famous Sevens tournament.
This year the event has attracted rugby teams from America and Trinidad and Tobego.
Its thought the event brings in £2million to the local economy.
The Melrose Sevens weekend has begun with the VETS tournament.
The annual event takes place the day before the Melrose Sevens itself at the Annay Road pitches.
It attracts teams from across the UK and further afield to play VETS rugby.
£33,000 worth of jewellery has been stolen for a house in Melrose while the owners were on holiday.
Neighbours rang the police at 10:30am on 15 March after noticing that the property on Waverley Road had been broken into.
Police Scotland say the jewellery, and iPad 2 and other items were taken from the house.
Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Gala and Melrose have both won their Scottish Premiership matches this afternoon.
Gala beat Stirling, while Melrose beat Aberdeen.
It means the title will be decided when the teams play in three weeks time - just two miles apart.
Gala will be at home to Ayr, and Melrose at home to Currie.
If Gala win, it will be for the first time in 31 years.
It is the Heavyweight Championship of the Borders tomorrow and a huge crowd is expected as Gala meet Melrose in the mother of all derby matches.
Stuart Cameron has more.