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25th Scottish Borders Walking Festival

Around 1,000 hikers attended the Borders Walking Festival Photo: ITV News Border

The Scottish Borders Walking Festival has now been going for a quarter a century. Around 1,000 hikers attended its 25th year.

Walk, hike, trudge or trek, whatever their style walkers of all abilities have been taking part in guided events around Selkirk.

"Dedicated walkers that come every year are getting older so we need to get a new wave of people coming in to the festival."

– Sue Briggs, Scottish Borders Walking Festival
The Festival is now in its 25th year Credit: ITV News Border

25 years since it started the Scottish Borders Walking Festival is more popular than ever and organisers are keen to get new walkers and volunteers out enjoying the sport.

Walkers have come from far and wide to pound the streets and paths of Selkirk.

We are here for the 16th year and every year we meet old friends and new friends.

– Klaske and Ale Bos, Visitors from Holland
Walkers come from all over the country to attend Credit: ITV News Border

As the week of events draws to an end the walkers have been taking the routes in their stride whilst taking in the scenery of the Scottish Borders.

Each walk offers exercise as well as a chance to socialise.

Social events are on every night of the week and when you're out walking you talk, it's a nice way to do it up on the hills.

– Alistair Pattullo, Selkirk Community Council