A BORDERS venue will join others across the UK in celebrating 10 years of Independent Venue Week (IVW).

Running from January 30 to February 5, more than 200 venues across the UK are showcasing the best of homegrown musical talent, and MacArts will take part over two nights.

As well as highlighting some of the local talent here in the Borders, MacArts in Galashiels will also welcome headliner Fatherson next month.

A MacArts spokesperson said: "Mac Arts wants to not just celebrate the big names but also include the artists that will become the stars of tomorrow."

Four local acts will kick off the two days of performances.

On Thursday, February 2 Racain, 8 Days, Cameron and Amber and Devin Casson will take to the stage.

Peebles-based 8 Days, formed of Ailsa Jarvis on drums, Sam Jones on bass, and Fin Price on guitar and vocals, is an alt-rock band which plays a mixture of originals and covers.

The band changed their name to 8 Days, inspired by the fact they were all born within eight days of each other.

The band recently released their debut single You Need It on all streaming platforms.

Racain is a young, queer band who met in their school's jazz band.

The duo is influenced by indie, rock and Alt Z music, and performances can range from high energy to "stripped back" acoustic.

Created at a charity concert for Ukraine, Cameron and Amber are having fun finding their feet.

The band performs a wide variety of styles, from classic rock to chill covers with a special twist.

Hawick's Devin Casson has already made her mark on the live music scene in the Borders and Northumberland.

Mixing her own songs with covers, Devin's own brand of alt-pop has seen her selected as a support act for a number of local and touring performers.

And headlining IVW at MacArts on Saturday, February 4 will be Fatherson.

Formed in Kilmarnock, Fatherson have toured with some big names, including Lewis Capaldi, Biffy Clyro, and Twin Atlantic.

The band's latest and fourth album, Normal Fears is about letting go – whether it's relationships or worries – and looking on the brighter side.

Normal Fears was recorded in London's RAK Studios and saw the band adopt a new way of recording.

Frontman Ross Leighton said: “It was the most fun we’ve ever had making an album and I hope you can hear it.

“It’s also a lesson to ourselves.

"We’re best friends in a band. Life is more than alright.”

Tickets for Thursday, February 2 are £5, with doors opening at 7pm, and tickets for Fatherson (plus support) are £17, with doors opening at 7.30pm.

For more information, and to book tickets, visit the MacArts website.