THE ST RONAN’S Border Games have been taking place online for the second successive year.

And once again the committee has risen to the challenge and produced another successful week to remember.

A special souvenir programme packed with stories from the past was produced in advance and as requested the town was decked in blue and white flags and bunting whilst everyone was encouraged to ‘Games-ify’ their Facebook profile picture for the duration.

The Virtual Kirkin’ took place on Sunday, July 11 and was available to watch online.

Much of the festivities are ongoing, so the results of the various competitions are still to be decided.

But they will be available in next week’s Peeblesshire News.

One competition which has been decided, however, is the Children’s Badge Design contest which was won by Alice Williams.

She received a framed picture of her winning design.

The competitions include the Best Dressed Shop where local businesses decorate their windows to brighten up the High Street and the Art Competition which is open to children up to the age of 12.

By popular demand, the Scarecrow Competition returns, but the Children’s Flower Parade will not take place although youngsters have been encouraged to give a bunch of flowers on Games Saturday (today, July 17) to someone special such as a relative, friend or neighbour and share photos online.

Entries for the Children’s Badge Competition are currently being displayed at the Co-op whilst the Virtual Fancy Dress competition is back and individuals, couples or family groups have been asked to post photos and videos online.

The Family Quiz took place on Wednesday night and the Walking Treasure Hunt, once again written and organised by Ex Standard Bearer Stewart Wilson, is ongoing. Participants have to follow the clues on a walk around Innerleithen.

The Innerleithen Pipe Band and St. Ronan’s Silver Band’s Virtual Retreat will be released online at 7pm tonight.