A protected bird has been shot in the River Tweed. Police were alerted to the Goosander being shot at around 11.15am on Thursday 31st August, east of the Chainbridge at Melrose.
A member of the public heard the shots and the dead duck was found in the water a short time later.
Anyone with information should call Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident 705 of Monday 4 September, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
The management of the River Tweed could change following a review of river management in Scotland.
The Scottish Government are consulting the public on plans to reform fisheries across the country.
It means the River Tweed Commission, which has managed the river for more than 200 years, could be replaced.
They argue that a centralised Scottish management system wouldn't work for the Tweed as it crosses the Border with England.
Nick Yonge from The Tweed Commission said:
A spokesperson for the Scottish Government said:
The Public Consultation will be held until August 7th. A drop-in session is being held at the Ormiston Institute between 11am-3pm on the 22nd July.
Watch Jenny Longden's report here.
A report into salmon fishing on the river Tweed has confirmed a drop of 50% in fish catches.
It's thought last year's dry summer was the main factor in the dramtic decline in the amount of salmon caught on the Borders' river.
Figures released this month in the River Tweed Commissioner's annual report show the total number of salmon caught by rod and net in 2014 was just under 10,000.
The report highlighted a multi-agency partnership to tackle the issue of poaching near the mouth of the river at Berwick-upon-Tweed was starting to pay dividends with 22 illegal nets seized and six successful court prosecutions.
It added the river still had a lot to be positive about and thanks to it being properly protected, monitored and understood it could provide a "platform to bounce back from a period of relative famine".
The salmon season has opened on the River Tweed.
Fishermen are hoping for a better season than last year.
Figures suggest that anglers caught less than half the number of salmon last season as the previous year.
Two teenage girls have been treated for hypothermia after being rescued from the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders.
The 14-year-olds were swimming in the water near Galashiels when they got into difficulties.
Both girls managed to make their way to the riverbank but found themselves trapped on the banking.
Emergency services were called to the scene and the girls were taken to Borders General Hospital where they were treated for mild hypothermia.
Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service have both issued warnings about the dangers of playing in and around water.
Figures show that salmon catches in the River Tweed are up 40% on the previous year.
A report by the River Tweed Commission shows that a total of 20,316 salmon were reported caught last year, up from 14,566 in 2012.
Chairman Dougas Dobbie put the increase down to a late run of exceptional catches, due to the autumn rainfall.
The Tweed Commission will go through the report at their AGM at the Cross Keys in Kelso at 9.30am this morning (3rd March).
The meeting is open to the public for the first time.
A fisherman that landed a 50lb salmon in the River Tweed has been given a prestigious award for his catch.
Shamus Jennings, who owns part of the Boleside beat in Galashiels, has been announced as the winner of the Savills Malloch Trophy.
The award is given for the largest salmon caught on the fly and safely returned to Scottish waters.
Shamus caught the salmon, which weighs the same as an average 8 year old child, in October.
The River Tweed is being used to harness electricity for the first time.
A new hydro-electric power station near Selkirk will produce enough energy to power more than 200 homes.
The 1.3 million pound project consists of two giant turbines installed in the Ettrick Water.
However, as Jenny Longden reports, wildlife is being given top priority.
The estate behind the first Hydro Electric Power Station in the Scottish Borders say that protecting wildlife is their number one priority.
Electricity is now being produced at Murray's Cauld near Selkirk.
Two giant turbines have been installed at the popular salmon-viewing spot on the River Tweed.
A spokesperson for Philiphaugh Estate said: