Councils from both sides of the border are meeting for the first time today to discuss the economic future of the region if the people of Scotland decide to vote yes in September's independence referendum.
The meeting will be chaired by the Scottish Borders Council.
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Vigils have been held in the region to mark the 100th anniversary of the battle of the Somme.
Vigils will take place across the region tonight to remember those who fought in the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago.