A WEDDING with a difference will take place this weekend in the Borders.

Expect a few skirmishes, the odd sword getting drawn and a charge up the lawn... it can only be Traquair Medieval Fayre.

Now in its 14th year, the 2016 Fayre will celebrate the marriage and gift of the house by the Earl of Buchan to his son, James Stuart who became 1st Laird of Traquair in 1491.

A Grand Tournée will take place on the wineglass lawn in front of the house with combat displays by knights in armour, a battle of the shields and grand melée finale.

On the grassed avenue spectacular displays of jousting and tilting will take place with a record number of re-enactors setting up living camps and demonstrations throughout the weekend.

And that's just for starters.

Lady Laird Catherin Maxwell Stuart told us: "The old Walled Garden is transformed into a medieval market with living history displays of everything from making chain mail armour to medicinal remedies.

"You can have a go at longbow archery, try out the stocks or see how medieval torture instruments were used!

"Traders and demonstrators include felt making, willow working, medieval forge, bodging and spoon making as well as merchants’ selling leatherwork, jewellery, children’s costumes, pottery and other crafts.

"There is also a great line up of activities for children including a make your own sword and helmet workshop, jester shows and storytelling with Mistress Quill."

The Traquair Medieval Fayre, which runs from 11am to 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday, also features falconry displays.

And the Medieval music will be performed by the Galloway Consort in the Chapel as well as wandering minstrels.

Tickets, priced at adults £12.00 (£10.00 advance) Child/Concs £10.00 (£8.00 advance) Family £38.00 (£30.00 advance), are currently on sale.