COMMON Riding season may have just finished in the Borders, but organisers are already planning for 2019.

Kicking off the festivities in Peeblesshire, the West Linton Whipman Play will host its annual introduction concert on Friday, March 15, with the grand unveiling of the new Whipman and Lass.

And Whipman Week will return to the village between Friday, May 31, and Saturday, June 8, 2019.

In Peebles, organisers of the town’s Beltane Festival have revealed the week will start on Sunday, June 16, and end on Sunday, June 23, 2019. A date has yet to be confirmed for announcing the principals.

Over in Innerleithen, the St Ronan’s Border Games will hold its introduction night on Friday, May 10. And Games Week 2019 will take place between Saturday, July 13, and Saturday, July 20.