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Jedburgh locals cheer on tonight's Border Counties Rally

Border Counties Rally 2017 is set to begin tonight Credit: Border Counties Rally

With thousands of people expected in Jedburgh over the weekend for the Border Counties Rally, local businesses say it's a real boost to the economy.

More than 120 teams have been arriving in the Borders and with the rally taking place over two days, hotels, B&B's and restaurants are all at full capacity.

Ralph Jonentz, who runs the Abbey Takeaway in Jedburgh Town Centre, says it's a great weekend for business.

Ralph Jonentz who runs a business in Jedburgh Town Centre welcomes the rally Credit: ITV Border

"We've been supporting the rally for the past 15 years and it really is brilliant for us. Compared to every other weekend of the year it is a huge boost. Not just for us but for the whole of the town. The atmosphere is brilliant."

– Ralph Jonentz