HEART of Hawick is supporting the Women’s Scottish World Cup team by showing their matches on the big screen.

Women’s football is growing in popularity and charity Live Borders is offering people a chance to see the matches live at the Heart of Hawick cinema this month.

Scotland is one of the 24 countries taking part hoping to earn a place in the final in Lyon.

Kicking off on June 7, the competition will be hosted in nine cities and played in nine different venues across France.

And, while not everyone can pop over to France to support the team, thanks to Live Borders, fans won’t miss any of the action.

For the first time women’s football will be shown at Heart of Hawick beginning with the live streaming of Scotland vs England on Sunday June 9 at 4.30pm.

Sophy Delavigne, Operations Manager at Live Borders’ Heart of Hawick said: “After the great success of showing the Six Nations Rugby on the big screen, we want to encourage everyone to support Scotland in the Women’s World Cup this year.

“Showing the matches ensures you won’t miss a moment. Come along and cheer on Scotland!”

Ranked 20th in the world, Scotland are competing in their first World Cup after going five games unbeaten this year, including a memorable victory over Brazil in a friendly last month.

It was only the second time any Scottish team has beaten Brazil at any level, following a success for the men's under-20s at the 2017 Toulon Tournament.

On their chances in France, manager Shelley Kerr stated ‘I don't think we are dark horses’.

And it’s not just their footballing skills, their popularity with fans should not be underestimated.

Over 18 thousand people flocked to see Scotland’s final warm-up match at Hampden where the team beat opponents, Jamaica by three goals to two.

Fans watching the games in Hawick won’t go hungry as the Heart of Hawick has a new seasonal menu to accompany the entertainment.

Screenings are free but tickets must be pre-booked, so early booking is recommended.

Book at http://www.heartofhawick.co.uk/ or by calling the box office on 01450 360688.