Huge crowds have gathered in Hawick in the Scottish Borders for the start of the Common Riding season.
It is an annual tradition steeped in history which commemorates a time when Borderers protected their towns against English invasions.
Kathryn Samson was live for us in Hawick earlier today:
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A soggy start to the Christmas week will be slow to clear.
Continuing cloudy and mild with outbreaks of rain, heavy at times over Galloway
Cloudy with outbreaks of rain, heaviest in west