Slideshow: 1970s Common Ridings in colour

With Common Riding season in the Borders about to begin,here are a selection of our archive pictures from the 1970s ... published in colour for the first time.

Hawick, Jedburgh, Kelso, Melrose, Gala and Selkirk all feature in this nostalgia trip.

Selkirk Common Riding 1974

Selkirk Common Riding 1974

The crowd gathers at Selkirk Common Riding in the 1970s

The crowd gathers at Selkirk Common Riding in the 1970s