THIS year’s Braw Lads’ Gathering has fallen victim to the coronavirus outbreak.

As reported earlier today, the Jethart Callant’s Festival was the first to be called off.

And this evening, Braw Lads’ Gathering officials have confirmed the annual event in Galashiels will not go ahead.

A spokesperson said: “In line with the advice from the Government, we have taken the unfortunate decision to cancel this year's Braw Lads’ Gathering in its entirety.”

It has also been announced tonight that Innerleithen's St Ronan's Border Games will not take place this year.