It's that time of the year again when the common ridings and riding of the marches take place across the south of Scotland.
Each town across the Borders and Dumfries and Galloway has their own traditions dating back hundreds of years.
They all feature a cavalcade of horses and riders checking the boundaries of the town for potential invaders.
Hawick is the first of the season and takes place tomorrow. Lori Carnochan reports: