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Hundreds of motorsport fans are arriving in Dumfries ahead of the Scottish Rally this weekend.
The event is the first round of the championship to be held after three spectators will killed at the Jim Clark in the Borders at the end of May.
Safety is a top priority on this year's event and a new spectator stage has been introduced, which will allow fans to watch the action from a safe distance:
New safety measures will be introduced at the first major event in the motorsport calendar since three people were killed at the Jim Clark rally in the Borders last month.
The event, which takes place in the Dumfries area, forms part of the Scottish and British rally championships.
As a result of an incident this afternoon, the Jim Clark Rally in the Scottish Borders has been cancelled with immediate effect.
Emergency services are at the scene and enquiries are being carried out.
The famous Jim Clark Rally is entering its second day.
It is the only closed road rally in the UK mainland, and includes the BRC Rally, National, Clubman, Historic, Reivers and Landrover rallies around the towns of Kelso and Duns.
The Rally Service Area at Springwood Park in Kelso is open to spectators today (Saturday 31st May).
At the end of the first day, Welsh driver Osian Pryce is leading the British Rally Championship section of the Jim Clark Rally after 8 stages.
Duns driver Garry Pearson in fourth position. Local driver Euan Thorburn's hopes of a Jim Clark Rally hat trick were dashed after suffering a puncture on Friday.
Dumfries driver David Bogie has won the Border Counties Rally. The rally, based from Jedburgh, is the second round of the Scottish Rally Championship. Second place went to Stephen Petch with Duns driver Euan Thorburn finishing third.
More than 100 rally crews are arriving in Jedburgh for the second round of the Scottish Rally Championship.
The Border Counties rally takes place in and around the forests of Kielder in the Scottish Borders.
Dumfries driver David Bogie will be battling against Euan Thorburn from Duns for the overall honours.
Both drivers are competing in Ford Focus World Rally Cars around the 40 stage miles of the rally.
Local driver Paul Bird has won the Malcolm Wilson Rally for a fourth time.
The Penrith man lead the rally from start to finish and took the win by 13 seconds from Duns driver Euan Thorburn.
Thorburn, who won the rally last year, suffered mechanical problems early on which cost him a lot of time.
It wasn't a good day for Dumfries driver David Bogie who broke the rear suspension, resulting in a puncture which cost him valuable time.
The current Scottish champion had to settle for fourth place behind Stephen Petch.
Around 6,000 spectators turned out to watch the Malcolm Wilson rally and they have been praising the event.
The weather has been dry all day and spirits were high out in the stages:
Dumfries rally driver David Bogie has run into problems in the second half of the Malcolm Wilson Rally.
The Scottish champion was lying in second place going into the afternoon stages but picked up a puncture, which caused suspension damage.
"It was at the start of stage five, we went out a bit wide. We changed the puncture and continued into stage six but there was obvious rear suspension damage which made the car difficult to handle.
"We've lost a lot of time."
Penrith driver Paul Bird is leading with two more stages to go.