EXCITEMENT is building ahead of this year's Walkerburn 7s.

This Saturday afternoon Caberston Haugh will be the place to be.

It is the 98th edition of the Walkerburn 7s takes place in the club's 135 year history.

Despite a difficult season Walkerburn RFC are fuelled by renewed optimism and are looking forward to the future again.

Walkerburn 7s will bring down the curtain on the season for the Burn and most of the other competing teams.

If the rugby can match the drama of the last few years then spectators will be able to treasure memories that will see them through the barren weeks until the start of next season.

Melrose Storm will be looking to defend the trophy that they won in dramatic style last year after their comeback against the South. Having appeared in the last two finals they will be hoping to continue their fine run at the Burn 7s.

Seaham RUFC, from County Durham, will provide a challenge from south of the border.

As always there will be local interest from Peebles, Earlston, Gala YM, Selkirk and Hawick Linden, as well as the strongly supported East Lothian sides from Haddington, Lasswade, Ross High and Preston Lodge.

For many the highlight of the first round will be hosts Walkerburn taking on Inverleith from the capital.

Following the final there will be a disco in the clubrooms from 7pm.

The quality of the rugby on show will only be matched by the hospitality down at Caberston Haugh where the club look forward to seeing faces old and new.

The Walkerburn 7s draw

Gala YM v Lasswade

Walkerburn v Inverleith

Seaham v Selkirk

Melrose v Duns

Hawick Linden v Jedforest

Earlston v Trinity Accies

Peebles v Ross High

Haddington v Preston Lodge