THE medieval sport of tilting is returning to the Borders.

Next month, fresh from competing in Denmark, several local riders will take part in an international match near Selkirk.

A total of six members of the Borders Tilting Association attended the annual Ring-Riding Festival at Sonderborg last week.

Kim Peters from Bowhill and Stow teenager Hannah Steel both rode in the 350-strong formal procession bearing the Saltire flag.

Former MP David Steel and Selkirk Ex-Standard Bearer Falconer Grieve were guests at the event's official lunch, which was attended by almost 2,000 guests.

Tilting, which involves riding towards an ever-decreasing ring with a lance, returned to the Scottish Borders for the first time in 450 years as part of the 2013 BHS Borders Festival of the Horse.

And many local riders now regularly compete as part of the Scotland team.

Next month's international match between Scotland and Denmark will take place at Bowhill on Saturday, August 12.