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Jefferies to return to managerial roots

Dunfermline boss Jim Jefferies (right) Credit: Kirk O'Rourke/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Dunfermline boss Jim Jefferies will return to his managerial roots as his side travel to the Scottish Borders on Thursday.

The 63-year-old's team face Gala Fairydean Rovers at Netherdale at 7pm.

Jefferies was Gala boss in the 1980s before taking over at Berwick Rangers. He then went onto manage Hearts, Bradford City and Kilmarnock.


Take a trip back to 1575

Common Ridings season is drawing to a close in the Scottish Borders - and today (July 11) it was Jedburgh's turn.

The event draws riders and crowds alike from across the Borders, and marks the historical battles between the Scottish and the English that took place hundreds of years ago.

Now, however, the event is more of a social affair as Jenny Longden reports.

Children in Hawick meet the Ryder Cup

These children had a chance to get up close and personal with the famous cup Credit: ITV News Border

Ryder Cup Trophy is in Hawick today.

Children who've been having golf lessons at the Hawick Gold Club got the chance to see it.

The club is the only one in the Borders to get a visit from the trophy.

The Ryder Cup competition will be played in Gleneagles, Perthshire in September.

'Jethart's here!': Jack Fraser is leading the cavalcade

This year's Callant is Jack Fraser Credit: ITV News Border

This year's Jethart Callants Festival is underway.

The annual ride mimics the riding of the boundaries to fend off unwanted visitors, and has been held in the town since 1947.

'Jethart's here!': The cavalcade is on it's way through the town Credit: ITV News Border

Jack Fraser is the third person in his family to have the honour of being the Callant.

He will take the flag and exclaim 'Jethart's here', before leading the cavalcade through the town.

Hundreds of people are expected to turn out for the event Credit: ITV News Border

Hundreds of people are expected to turn out for the event, which is part of the Borders Common Ridings season.

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£250,000 of roadworks to A68 in Jedburgh

£250,000 of resurfacing works are to be carried out on the A68 in Jedburgh.

The work will be carried out on a 1.4km stretch of road between Bongate and Jedforest rugby ground.

The investment by Transport Scotland will see upgrades made to the road.

Work will being on Sunday, 13 July, with a convoy traffic management system in place between 8pm and 6am each night and from 8am and 5pm each day.

It's hoped the work will be finished by Monday 28 July.

“This section of the A68 is used by around 7,000 vehicles every day and now requires maintenance. These works have been planned to minimise disruption to local residents and businesses.

“Some disruption is expected and we encourage people travelling to check the Traffic Scotland website for the latest travel information. We would like to thank the local community in advance for their patience during these essential works.”

– Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland

Crowds gather for Jethart Callants Festival

People are already lining the streets of Jeburgh Credit: ITV News Border

Crowds are beginning to line the street of Jedburgh for the annual Jethart Callants Festival.

The event is part of the Border's Common Riding season.

The event mimics the riding of the boundaries to fend off unwanted English visitors Credit: ITV News Border

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