The owner of a Borders bookshop is encouraging shoppers to buy books from the shelves when they see them, rather than online.
Rosamund De La Hey, who owns The Mainstreet Trading Company bookshop and cafe in St Boswells, is supporting the Books are my Bag campaign.
Three writers in residence were at the shop on Saturday (October 11th) to lend their support.
A children's author is supporting a campaign to encourage shoppers to use bookshops.
Catherine Rayner writes and illustrates books for children. She was at the Books are my Bag event in St Boswells on Saturday 11th October.
She says that bookshops provide a unique experience.
A Borders bookshop has been involved in a campaign encouraging people to buy their novels from shops on the high street.
The Mainstreet Trading Company in St Bowells had writers and illustrators in the shop to sign their books.
Maggie O’Farrell, Vivian French & Catherine Rayner helped to launch the Books are my Bag event.
It was part of a nationwide campaign encouraging people to buy from bookshops
The gypsy community has come together with a local village to put on an exhibition about a 400 year old fair held in the Scottish Borders.
The St Boswells Fair brings gypsies from across the UK to the village every summer.
They have been working with the community council to better inform local people about their lifestyle, as Jenny Longden reports.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer stopped off at a Borders Book shop and deli this morning to meet with local business leaders from the area.
George Osborne toured the Mainstreet Trading Company in St Boswells before sitting down with business people to discuss their concerns.
Among the issues raised were taxation and transport links to the Borders.
Mr Osborne is in Scotland along with the Prime Minister, David Cameron, to watch the naming of a new warship in Rosyth this afternoon.
Police Scotland are appealing for witnesses after a speed camera was set on fire north of Newtown, St Boswells.
A camera on the southbound carriageway of the A68 is thought to have been set on fire between 11:40pm, Tuesday 29 April and 12.20am, Wednesday 30 April.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service were also at the scene.
Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
St Boswells have been kicked out of Rugby Union's Scottish Bowl Final for allegedly fielding three ineligible players during the competition.
They would have been the only Borders team at National Finals Day next weekend.
The club says the players were dual-registered and that the steps taken are harsh, adding that legal advice will be sought.