IT may now be a distant memory but this year's Braw Lads' Gathering Principals made sure to thank the businesses who backed the Festival.

Borders Pharmacy, which first opened in Galashiels in 2015, agreed to sponsor the Festival's Fancy Dress Parade.

And the management and staff at the Marmion Road branch were thanked personally by the Braw Lad Greg Robertson and the Braw Lass Amy Thomson.