THE Armed Forces Day flag is being raised at Council headquarters in Newtown St Boswells on Monday June 20 at 9.30am.

And members of the public are invited to attend the ceremony.

Armed Forces Day is celebrated annually to commemorate the service of men and women in the Forces.

This year it takes place on Saturday 25 June.

Communities across the Scottish Borders are being particularly urged to show their support this year, after social distancing measures cancelled events and parades over the last 2 years.

Councillor John Greenwell, Champion for Armed Forces and Veterans said: "I am delighted that Scottish Borders Council is supporting our Armed Forces and once again will be showing our support by flying the Armed Forces flag all week at Council HQ.

"SBC has always been at the forefront in supporting our Armed Forces, recognising our historical connections and commitments made by many Borderers over the years.

"I look forward to being able to celebrate Armed Forces week in a more traditional way."