IT HAS finally arrived. The world-famous Melrose 7s are back after three years.

Borderers and visitors are waking up to a frosty morning but hopefully by the time the rugby starts it will have heated up.

The forecast is mainly sunny with clouds and the possibility of a couple of small showers mid afternoon but the sun will be shining for the final.

Borders Buses say that Service 777 will operate with regular shuttles throughout the day and night. It's a flat fare of £2 and tickets are available on the day from your driver with cash or contactless.

Scotrail are advising fans who are planning on travelling home by train in the evening to head to Tweedbank as soon as possible after the game finishes and are reminded that after the 7:31pm service, trains will run hourly.

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The first tie is at 10.50am with the final at 7.30pm.

At 12.30pm there will be a fund-raising match for Ukraine featuring some legends of this wonderful game and a women’s exhibition match between the Delta Drone TUKS and Rugby People just before the final.

The event will be broadcast worldwide on the Scottish Rugby website.

First round: Glasgow Hawks v Musselburgh (10.50am), Stirling County v Hawick (11.10am), Boroughmuir v Currie Chieftains (11.30am), Selkirk v Ayr (11.50am), Kelso v Co-Optimists (12.10pm), Samurai v Heriot’s (12.50pm), GHA v Gala (1.10pm), Edinburgh Accies v Jed-Forest (1.30pm), Peebles v Aberdeen Grammar (1.50pm), Marr v Watsonians (2.10pm).

Second round: Glasgow Hawks or Musselburgh v Seventise (2.30pm), Stirling County or Hawick v British Army (2.50pm), Boroughmuir or Currie Chieftains v Lomaiviti (3.10pm), Selkirk or Ayr v Kelso or Co-Optimists (3.30pm), Samurai or Heriot’s v GHA or Gala (3.50pm), Edinburgh Accies or Jed-Forest v London Scottish (4.10pm), Peebles or Aberdeen Grammar v Melrose (4.30pm), Marr or Watsonians v Belgium (4.50pm).

Throughout the event the Triangle Fanzone will feature fast-food stalls, a large-tented bar and big screens.

The Sevens weekend will culminate on Sunday evening with a fantastic finale concert featuring Scottish bands, Bombskare and Big Country.

You can keep up to date with proceedings via a live blog on the Border Telegraph website.

Enjoy the day everyone.