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"
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Dry & bright for Monday & Tuesday- frosty starts & fog patches slow to clear. Cloudier skies from midweek, milder but more unsettled
The RMT Union is warning more than 2,000 City Link workers will lose their jobs on New Year's Eve. 28 staff are based at the Carlisle depot.
Any overnight mist should lift on Monday morning into good spells of wintry sunshine and patchy cloud. Frosty everywhere. Odd icy patch