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.
The famous Melrose Rugby Sevens tournament is due to start, bringing thousands of visitors that will descend on the small Borders town.Read the full story ›
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.
“Police have been carrying out door-to-door enquiries and we urge anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area to come forward.”
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.
An animal lover is calling for Christmas shoppers in the Scottish Borders to boycott Melrose town centre until what she calls a rabbit cull is stopped.
Helen Ford spoke to Simon Walton, who chairs the Campaign for Borders Rail, and put it to him that just last week an economic think tank described the project as "exceedingly poor value for money."