With good weather for most of the time and large attendances at many of the events, Earlston Civic Week went off with a bang.
The fun-packed week came to a close on Saturday with the annual torchlight procession and firework display.
Families came together throughout the festival for a range of events and activities, including a walking quiz, five-a-side football and entertainment in the marquee.
Pauline Gillan, chairperson of the civic week committee, told TheSouthern: “To have sunshine this year was amazing and everything was really well supported.
“The committee would like to thank the public, sponsors and helpers – everything went really smoothly this year. We are delighted with how it went, and Earlston did us proud.”
Having Borders band Scocha performing in the marquee on the Friday night proved a huge success, Pauline said. “They were awesome, and te marquee was full, which is a first. They really raised the roof.”
She added that despite a slightly-reduced entry for the fancy dress on Saturday, the standard was high.
“The quality was really good. A lot of work had gone into the entries and we even had a couple of floats this year.”
The Milestone-sponsored White and Black Hill races attracted good entries, with 72 runners taking part in the Black Hill race, which started this year from the town square.
Golf - Liz Bain and Steven Brown; Walking Quiz - Fordyce family; Football - Trout and the Wonder Fags; White Hill Race - Ishbel Inglis and Thomas Otton; Black Hill Race - Adam Craig and Jill Mykura, 1st local - Jonathan Sharp, 1st Lauder Limper - George Runciman; Bowling - Lesley Hardie, Stuart Stevens, Gordon Marshall and Stephen Greer; Quiz - The Un-namables.
Fancy dress: U5s - Elf Employed Gardener; 5-10 - Missing Ben; 11-16 - Royal Baby; Group U10 - Auld Ercildoune; Group 11-16 - Earlston Angry Birds; Floats - Pirates; Adult singles - Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe; Adult group - Will and Kate Call the Midwife.
Pet show: Dogs U1 - Louise Cockburn with Sweep; Dogs Over1 - Alexander Murry with George; Bitches U1 - Kady Lees with Cloud; Bitches Over1 - Brogan Beattie with Mindy; Overall winner - Kady Lees with Cloud; Cats - Rebecca Milne with Charlie; Rabbits - Teigan Scobie with Thumper; Guinea Pigs - Kacey Taitt with Alfie; Hamster - Teigan Scobie with Maddie.