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WATCH: Jethart Callants Festival

Nearly 300 horses and riders took part in Jedburgh's Jethart Callants Festival on Friday.

The annual event celebrates traditions and customs and remembers the town's past. Our Scottish Borders reporter Jenny Longden went along.


Jedburgh celebrates Callants Day

The cavalcade ride past Ferniehirst Castle Credit: ITV Border

Hundreds of horses and riders are taking part in the Jethart Callants Festival in Jedburgh today.

The annual festival is part of the Borders Common Riding and Festival season.

Ladies dress up for the occasion Credit: ITV Border

The Cavalcade follows the Callant - a young man from the town elected to the position - around the town's boundaries.

They stop at Ferniehirst Castle and The Capon Tree to carry out traditional customs.

Borders skatepark plans approved

Library picture Credit: PA

Controversial plans for a skatepark in Jedburgh have been approved.

Councillors have given the go-ahead to a community group who want to build a park for skaters and bikers in an area known locally as the dip.

But some nearby residents say it will spoil views of the abbey and create noise.

Hundreds watch Battle of Waterloo reenactment in the Borders

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Hundreds of spectators attended a reenactment of the Battle of Waterloo near Jedburgh at the weekend.

It marked the two hundredth anniversary of one of the most famous British war victories.

Organisers say it was even more popular than they had expected.


Riverside rock festival arrives in Jedburgh

Both rock and traditional bands are set to take the stage for Riverside Rock 2015 later today, June 20, in a charity music festival.

The Joe Mangels will be playing at the event. Credit: Riverside Rock

The 2,000 capacity event will begin at Jed-Forest RFC, Riverside Park at 12pm and is set to finish at midnight.

Attendees are encouraged to bring along a picnic (alcohol not permitted) and to help raise money for “Cash For Kids” and other sports organisations around the Scottish Borders.

Row over Hawick ward boundaries

A row has broken out in the Scottish Borders over plans to redefine council ward boundaries. Under the proposals, rural areas surrounding Hawick have been included in a new Jedburgh ward.

Local people say it will break long standing ties to areas, including an historic battleground that shapes Hawick's annual Common Riding festival. Jenny Longden reports.

Border counties rally returns to its routes for this year

Around 100 rally crews have been arriving in the Borders for the second round of the Scottish Rally Championship. The event is usually held in forests on each side of the border, but there's been big changes for this year.

It's also the first rally in the Borders since three people were killed on the Jim Clark Rally last year- so there's been a lot of emphasis on safety, as Lori Carnochan reports:

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