Gearing up for Groundhop Day

Football venues in the Borders will receive a boost this weekend as the Lowland League hosts the first ever Groundhop event in Scotland.

It is expected around 250 football fans from across the country will take part in the event.

Following the Friday night opener at East Kilbride, the groundhoppers will take in a further five matches across Scotland, with staggered kick-offs including Vale of Leithen v Preston Athletic (12 noon); Selkirk v Spartans (3.30pm) and Gala Fairydean Rovers v University of Stirling (7pm) on Saturday.