Sun shines on Hawick for Common Riding

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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Hawick Common Riding

The Hawick Common Riding for 2013 is underway, with the Cornet and his lass kicking off festivities in the Borders town.