The annual Borders tradition of Hand Ba' is underway in Jedburgh.
The game, which dates back to 1914, is based on a version of medieval football.
Centuries ago, it would have involved the use of an Englishman's head, but now uses a ball with ribbons.
Billy Gillies has been involved with the sport for more than 60 years and told ITV Border why he thinks it's endured for so long:
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