A 69 year-old woman trapped in a car hanging over a bridge in Melrose has been cut free by firefighters.
The fire service were alerted on Saturday evening to a report of a car hanging over Bow Bridge with a person stuck inside.
Crews from Galashiels and Kelso were sent to the scene at on the A699 at 7.51pm.
They used specialised equipment to stabilise the car before cutting the injured woman free.
Crews used two tirfor winches to stabilise the vehicle and hydraulic cutting gear to extricate one 69-year-old woman who was physically trapped.
The woman was taken to Borders General Hospital for treatment to her injuries.
The fire service said no one was else was in the car.
Police said inquiries into the incident are ongoing.
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Dates for the annual Borders Heritage Festival have been announced.
The festival will take place from the 1st to the 30th of September and will involve a range of walks, talks, exhibitions and theatre productions.
It is described as a celebration of innovation, architecture and design.
The launch of the festival is set to take place on Thursday 20 July at at the Harmony Garden in Melrose, Scottish Borders, where people can find out more about the programme of over 200 events.
Historical re-enactors, the Borders Youth Theatre, and Matt Seattle - the Borders Piper, are all set to perform.
The Baillie Gifford Borders Book Festival will be commencing on Thursday 15 until Sunday 18 June.
It will be taking place in Harmony Gardens in Melrose.
The festival will involve up to 100 shows and events, including a one-woman show by actress Anne Reid and an audio-visual demonstration by MasterChef judge Jay Rayner.
In a climate of political turmoil and unease, we could all do with a dose of fun and entertainment, and the Baillie Gifford Borders Book Festival has it in spades. There are serious moments of reflection and contemplation too, as we examine our rapidly changing world.
This year the book festival has something for everyone and we look forward to welcoming our audience to Harmony Gardens to enjoy a truly memorable weekend.
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Melrose were able to fight off hosts Selkirk to lift the trophy on Saturday's penultimate Kings of the Sevens tournament.
The Rose came out on top with a 29-24 victory to lift their second tournament win of the season.
Hundreds of spectators turned out on the sunny day to see the teams compete and Melrose's Ruairi Campbell was named player of the tournament.
Watsonians have already claimed the overall Kings of the Sevens title and will be presented with the trophy next weekend at Jed-Forest.
A 25 year-old man has been arrested and charged following an incident in Melrose onSaturday afternoon.
Police arrived on the scene in the town's High Street after receiving a call at about 3:05 pm.
A spokesman said: "Police attended at a business premises in Melrose High Street following reports of a male causing a disturbance.
As a result a 25 year-old man was arrested and charged and held in custody."
He is expected to appear from custody at Selkirk Sheriff Court on Monday.
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