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Children a credit to Vertish Hill Sports

It was all fun and games when more than 300 children turned out at this year’s Vertish Hill Sports last weekend.

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Jedburgh Border Games treasurer John Steede.

Jedburgh gears up for its 164th games

Jedburgh Border Games – said to be the “Blue Riband” of the Border Games circuit - returns next weekend as the open athletics season reaches Riverside Park on Saturday.

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I am just resting my heed

Horses for courses at Braw Lads Sports

The Braw Lads’ Schoolchildren’s Sports drew a large crowd on Sunday, thanks in no small way to the entry fee being lifted for spectators for the first time in many years.

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Red Letter Day. The Beltane Queen leaves the crowning ceremony.

Crowds turn out for a stunning Peebles Beltane Festival

Following in the footsteps of his uncle, cornet Ross Falla proved a credit to both his family and the town during what he described as a stunning Beltane Festival Week in Peebles.

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Stow Sports: Fraser Hunter recieves the Edinburgh Cup from Archie Anderson, who won it 50 years ago in 1967.

Villagers enjoy great Sports Week

Every year, Stow Sports Week allows villagers of all ages to channel their inner competitive streak – whether they are running, cycling or dressing up.

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Stephen Kershaw and Stuart Clark in action.

Sidecar duo in second spot

After a seven-week break, the British Sidecar Championship returned for round three at the 1.2-mile Knockhill circuit in Fife.

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The winning Hawick GC ladies' team.

Hawick ladies among top teams

Last Sunday proved a most enjoyable day out for the ladies of Hawick Golf Club.

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One of the many winners on the day, Hawick BS's senior gents fours  -  Bill Anderson (skip), Les Clarkson, Willie Wells and Robin Bell.

A family affair to Ayr after district bowls finals

Relatively speaking, the Bowls Scotland District Finals, held at Abbotsford Bowling Club in Galashiels on Sunday, were a rip-roaring success.

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Jane Newlands on left, co-sponsor of Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) trophy with her brother Gordon; section winner Amy Brown from Berwickshire, seated on Kasilia, and Lucind Russell, right (picture by Gordon Newlands).

Special guests help make Selkirk show a super success

Selkirk Common Riding annual Gymkhana and Show was judged an outstanding success when it took place on a sunny Saturday.

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Emily Dagg receives her 110 metres victory prize from Bill Duff, treasurer of Borders Athletics (picture by Stuart Cobley).

See Emily play – she’s good at Games

Runner Emily Dagg has been knocking on the door of victory on the open athletic scene since January.

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Fast-paced action from last weekend's summer games at Selkirk (picture by Stuart Cobley)

Double diary date for summer games athletes

Two open athletic meetings are set to be staged this weekend.

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Doddie Weir at the Greenyards earlier this year.

Rugby legend Doddie reveals MND diagnosis

Scotland and Melrose rugby legend Doddie Weir has been diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND).

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Lorna Rutherford and Sheila Horsburgh of Peebles Golf Club.

Peebles pair aim for UK golfing glory

The Peebles golfing pair of Lorna Rutherford and Sheila Horsburgh have qualified for the national final of the American Golf Ladies Championship, after a thrilling victory in the regional qualifying event.

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Selkirk father and son athletic duo, Craig (left) and Colin Bruce (picture by Frederick Thomson)

Runners on their marks for Selkirk Games on Saturday

The Border open athletic season continues with the staging of Selkirk Games at Philiphaugh on Saturday, writes John Slorance.

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Glyn Desport of Hawick takes the tape in the 110m final (picture by Stuart Cobley)

Leon remembered in a great day of racing in Hawick

While Hawick’s Common Riding festivities came to an end last Saturday, the Borders town continued on Sunday to celebrate and rejoice in pulling off an excellent hat-trick of victories.

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Flashback to last year's Gymkhana as Becky Forster wins the 13-15 years showjumping section on Newsham Herbert

Common Riding Show & Gymkhana at Selkirk

The Selkirk Common Riding Gymkhana and Show takes place this Saturday at the Selkirk Rugby Club and Selkirk Football Club grounds.

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Packs of cycling enthusiasts took part in various stages of the TweedLove Bike Festival (picture by Ian Linton)

Delight as Borders bike fest is the biggest and best

With 35 different events programmed over three weeks, the eighth edition of TweedLove Bike Festival was the biggest and most successful to date.

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Eyemouth Triathlon trophy winners.

Borders triathletes tackle another episode in Series

Hartree JETS Triathlone Club, continued its domination of the Live Borders Series last weekend, as Scott Robertson took his first win on the circuit at Eyemouth.

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The Fjordhus Reivers U16s girls who reached the Scottish final.

Borders girls put up gallant show in U16 hockey final

Fjordhus Reivers sent a girls’ team to compete in the Scottish Hockey U16 tournament, held at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre on Saturday.

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Adam Leighton, centre.

Gala’s Adam in a different class

Galashiels teenager Adam Leighton (pictured centre) struck gold in the U15 High Jump at the Scottish Schools Athletics Championships in Grangemouth last weekend.

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