Selkirk Football Club has become the first in Scotland to combine the beautiful game and the written word with its very own poet in residence.
Award-winning poet Thomas Clark, who lives in Hawick, has become the club's latest signing.
He will write poetry for the club's programme and website, and he hopes his words will inspire the team to do well in the Scottish Cup.
What I am looking to do is reflect the Borders pride and tradition in my poetry, and specifically the pride and tradition of Selkirk FC. The good times and bad times, because that's a big part of football. Anyone can support Real Madrid when they are winning Champions League after Champions League but for me the real poetry and romance in poetry is here, not at the big clubs.
Selkirk FC chairman Ross Anderson says he hopes the new signing will encourage more people to watch football.
Football is a diverse sport with a diverse audience and we thought this was a great idea. We hope it will encourage more people from all walks of life to watch football because there is more than just the sport on the pitch. There is loads of opportunities on and off it.
Hundreds of riders are set to take part in Selkirk's Common Riding today.
They'll set out across the town's historic boundaries in memory of the single soldier from Selkirk who returned alive from the Battle of Flodden in 1513.
A turf cutting ceremony took place to mark the start of work on the new £750,000 2G pitch. It's hoped it will be finished in August.Read the full story ›
Selkirk in the Scottish Borders hosted elite mountain bikers from all over the country this weekend, as they competed in the British Mountain Bike Marathon Championships. Fiona Marley Paterson was there.
Selkirk in the Scottish Borders hosted elite mountain bikers from all over the country this weekend, as they competed in the British Mountain Bike Marathon Championships.
Around 500 bikers joined them on either the full 75km route or shorter 50 or 25 km trails.
The British Mountain Bike Marathon Championship has been held in Selkirk in the Borders, with elite athletes from all over the country.Read the full story ›
A Borders-based timber company's expansion plans could create more than 50 new jobs in Selkirk.
Oregon Timber - who are based at Dunsdale Haugh - want to take over the nearby former Co-op home furnishing store which closed last summer.
Oregon, who supply timber frames for house-builders such as Cala, Miller and Dawn, already have a 100-strong workforce in Selkirk.
The firm has applied to Scottish Borders Council for planning permission to change its use from retail to a timber manufacturing facility.
Documents lodged with the application state the new factory will have a proposed employment of 53 staff.
"The sole aim of making this application is to pursue the company's desire to acquire additional space suitable for the proposed expansion of its current timber frame manufacturing facility in Selkirk."
An alleged hand gun used during the robbery of an 80-year-old woman in her own home was a toy, say Police Scotland. They have recovered the item.
A 20-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the robbery, which took place in the Yarrow Valley near Selkirk on Wednesday 18th March.
Chief Inspector Andy McLean said: “Following extensive enquiries by local officers, supported by colleagues from other areas of Police Scotland, an individual has now been apprehended.
“This was a deplorable act which left an elderly woman in great distress and I would like to thank the public, and particularly the local community, for their incredible support.”
A woman has been taken to hospital with serious burn injuries after being found in Selkirk this morning.
Police Scotland closed the A7 for an hour to allow access for emergency vehicles.
A Police Scotland spokesman said: "Police in the Scottish Borders responded to an incident in Selkirk at around 7.20am on Wednesday 18th March where a woman was found with serious burn injuries in Hillside Terrace.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and Scottish Ambulance Service were also in attendance and the woman was taken to Borders General Hospital where she is currently in a critical condition.
Enquiries into the full circumstances surrounding this matter are ongoing".
The re-opening of Selkirk library has been postponed until Monday 13 April.
A replacement mobile library service will operate from Victoria Halls, until Saturday 4 April, at the following times:
- Monday: 10am-1pm; 2-5pm
- Tuesday: 2-5pm
- Wednesday: 10am-1pm
- Thursday: 2-5pm
- Friday: 12noon-4pm
- Saturday: 9:30am-12:30pm
And the computer suite at Philiphaugh Community Centre will be available until Tuesday 31 March:
- Monday: 11am-1pm
- Tuesday: 2-4pm
- Friday: 1-3pm
The nearest libraries offering full services are in Galashiels and Melrose.