Rescue volunteers in the Borders have been given £18,000 as part of a grant to help them save lives on water.
The money will go towards life-saving equipment and recruiting new volunteers.
Without the right kit and equipment, the Borders Water Rescue Service says it wouldn't be able to work as fast or as efficiently as they do now.
The grant will go towards a new boat and equipment for six volunteers who will be crewing it
The team help people who get into trouble out on water around the Borders.
The rescue team is one of dozens of charities across the uk to benefit from a share of the Government's £1m 'rescue boat fund' which, over the past 4 years, has helped over 100 rescue charities.
"It will give us a National capability and then we can be deployed anywhere within the UK.
Recruitment is really important because if we have recruitment the better we can respond and the more team members we have the better the response team obviously. We are all volunteers and we work together as a team, the more the merrier within reason."
A 95-year-old woman has died following a crash on the A6089, just outside Kelso.
Jessie Cunningham, from Kelso, was a passenger in a Ford Fiesta that collided with a Seat Ibiza and a Vauxhall Corsa on Monday 2 July.
She sustained serious injuries and was taken to Borders General Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.
Inquiries into the full circumstances of this incident are continuing.
Anyone with information is asked to call 101.
Our thoughts and sympathies are with Jessie Cunningham's family and friends and we are continuing with our investigation to establish exactly what happened during this collision."
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Large crowds have gathered in Kelso to witness the finish of the Tour of Britain race on Sunday.
The opening stage of the week-long race runs from Edinburgh to Kelso.
It will pass through Kelso and Melrose, before returning into Kelso to cross the finish line.
One of the biggest events in the agricultural calendar has been taking place - the Border Union Show.
There were more than 200 trade stands at this year's event, with competitions for horses, ponies, cattle, sheep, donkeys, goats, poultry, and even rabbits.
This was the show's 204th year, and the final year for Ron Wilson, who has been organising it for the past 20 years.
Hundreds of people have turned out for the annual ride from Kelso to Yetholm as part of Kelso Civic Week.
The festival was started in 1937, so that Kelso could have a Common Riding similar to the other towns in the Borders.
Kelso is one of the last Common Ridings of the season. The remaining are:
- 30th July to 5th August 2017
- 1st - 6th August -Coldstream Civic Week
Antiques and fine arts experts will be giving advice during a 'free open day' being hosted by the popular show in Kelso on Thursday 6 July.Read the full story ›