Two hundred soldiers have taken part in a military parade in Hawick.
1 Scots were in the town to mark their battalions move to Northern Ireland later this year.
Royal Regiment of Scotland cheer for riders taking part in the Denholm ride-out through Hawick
1 Scots have been parading through Hawick this morning, ahead of their move to Northern Ireland.The parade was to say thank you to supporters in the South of Scotland.
Hundreds of people lined the High street to show their appreciation.1 Scots will move from their base at Dreghorn Barracks in Edinburgh to Holywood, in Northern Ireland in August.
Residents in Melrose and Galashiels will be lining the streets today to welcome home soldiers from the 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (1 SCOTS).
The soldiers have returned home from a six month tour of Helmand Province in Afghanistan.
The Melrose parade will set off from Gibson Park ar 10.30am, before marching up the High Street onto Buccleuch Street, up Abbey Street and down past the square.
The Galashiels parade will leave Currie Road at 12.30am, before marching up Paton Street, onto Bank Street, down Channel Street, through Market Square, up St John Street and finishes at Gala Park.
Scotland's First Minister has confirmed that a number of Scots are among the hostages being held by Islamic militants in Algeria.
Alex Salmond made a statement to MSPs this afternoon after speaking with the Prime Minister, David Cameron.
Christmas has come early for 60 soldiers from the South of Scotland's local regiment.
They've arrived home early from Afghanistan as part of the government's plans to reduce the number of troops in the country.
The soldiers, from the Royal Scots Borderers, arrived at their barracks in Edinburgh last night to a rapturous welcome.
Jenny Longden was there to see it:
It was an emotional time for families as soldiers returned home from Afghanistan three months early.
Alison Cameron from St. Boswells was reunited with her son Neil, who's made it home for Christmas and his 21st birthday.
"I'm absolutely thrilled, i've just burst into tears. I'm so pleased to see him and so proud of him. His brothers will just love having him home for Christmas"
Around 60 soldiers from the Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion the Royal Regiment of Scotland (1 Scots), will be home in time for Christmas.
The soldiers are returning from Afghanistan three months early and will spend the rest of their tour carrying out duties in Edinburgh.
Their early return home comes as part of the plans to reduce troop numbers in the country from 9,500 to 9,000.
Soldiers from 1 Scots were sent to Helmand Province in September, where they have been working with the Afghan army.