COUNTRY DIARY

TOday and THURSDAY 8 SEPTEMBER: Trimontium Walk: A guided walk from medieval Melrose past the abbey and along the Tweed Valley path to Newstead, masons’ village. A circuit of the hidden Roman fortress of Trimontium includes views from the Leaderfoot Viaduct, followed by tea in village hall and return to Melrose by same route or by riverside (15 mins longer). 1.30-5.15pm, meet Roman Heritage Centre, Melrose. Walk moderate, wear stout shoes. All ages, £3 (£2.50, schoolchildren free). Contact: Donald Gordon, 01896 822651

SUNDAY to SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 10: Scottish Borders Walking Festival - based in Hawick. See story this page. For information or to book walks, visit www.borderswalking.com