Rugby players arrive in Melrose

Rugby India team training in Melrose Credit: ITV News Border

The Borders town of Melrose has been preparing for their biggest annual sporting event.

The 123rd playing of the 'Melrose Sevens', which date back to 1883, were founded by Ned Haig and the game of rugby sevens is now played on an international stage from Hong Kong to Scotland.

The tournament brings hundreds of visitors into the town every year and shop owners have been preparing for their arrival by dressing their shop windows.

Local shop owners from Melrose are ready to welcome oversea visitors to the Borders town Credit: ITV News Border

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Melrose ready for Sevens tournament

Rugby teams from around the world will be descending on the Scottish Borders today, ahead of the world's oldest seven-a-side competition.