Stones, cobbles and artefacts discovered by archaeologists near Selkirk are most likely to belong to a lost village dating from between the 14th and 16th centuries.
The discoveries were made during a Scottish Water project to lay a new water main at Philiphaugh. The location is also within the site of the 1645 Battle of Philiphaugh, though historical accounts of the battle make no mention of a village in the area.
The investigations by GUARD Archaeology Limited have uncovered the foundations of stone built structures, cobbled farmyards and the foundations of walls, buildings and hearths.
A historic courthouse where famous novelist Sir Walter Scott heard court cases is set to re-open today.
His court room in Selkirk Market Place has had a £50,000 makeover and school groups will be able visit to learn about nineteenth century law and order.
The MSP for South Scotland Jim Hume is leading a campaign to try and prevent the closure of sheriff courts in Selkirk and Jedburgh.
This follows the decision to shut courts in Kirkcudbright in Dumfries and Galloway, as well as at Duns and Peebles as part of a cost cutting exercise by the Scottish Government.
Jim Hume and Willie Rennie Scottish Lib Dem leader tell us about the campaign:
MSP for South Scotland Jim Hume is leading a campaign to try and prevent the closure of Sheriff courts in Selkirk and Jedburgh.**
Discussions about doing that and opening a central justice centre in the borders in Galashiels are being held in Edinburgh.**
A group of protesters met in Selkirk today along with Scottish Lib Dem leader Willie Rennie.
The decision to shut courts in Kirkcudbright in Dumfries and Galloway, and Duns and Peebles has already been made as part of a cost cutting exercise by the Scottish Government.
The court house where one of Scotland's most famous writers once sat as a local sheriff is set to re-open after a £50,000 refurbishment.
The Walter Scott Court House in Selkirk's Market Place will reopen on Friday after being closed for a year.
A rally is being held this afternoon to protest against the possible closure of sheriff courts in the Borders.
The Scottish Liberal Democrat leader, Willie Rennie, will join local MSP Jim Hume at Selkirk Sheriff court later.
A family from the Scottish Borders are part of a protest in London demanding more help from the foreign office when British people die abroad.
Julie Sheppard's son Andrew Watt was found dead in a country lane in France, close to where he was living in 2010.
French investigators said he died from heart failure but Julie and her husband Les, who live near Selkirk, say information about his death has been kept from them.
They are hoping to convince British officials to help them find the answers they need.
The family of a man who died in France will protest outside the Foreign Office later in a bid to find out more details surrounding his death.
Andrew Watt's parents live in Selkirk. He was 31 when he was found dead in 2010. His body was returned to the UK with some of his major organs missing and Andrew's parents say they still don't know how he died.
The people of Selkirk have lived with the fear of flash flooding for decades but now, final approval has been granted for a £30 million flood prevention scheme.
The construction work is due to begin later this year.
Amy Dunsmuir reports.
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