In Pictures: The battle to be crowned Jedburgh handba' champions

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There were scrums and bloodied noses, but no rugby ball in sight.

Jedburgh's annual Fastern Eve Handba game instead features a small black ball stuffed with straw and decorated with ribbons.

The tradition dating back to the 1700s sees two teams, the Uppies and the Doonies, compete to get the ball into their respective goals.

Hand Ba game - Jedburgh
Hand Ba game - Jedburgh
Hand Ba game - Jedburgh
Hand Ba game - Jedburgh
Hand Ba game - Jedburgh
Hand Ba game - Jedburgh
Hand Ba game - Jedburgh
Hand Ba game - Jedburgh
Hand Ba game - Jedburgh
Hand Ba game - Jedburgh
Hand Ba game - Jedburgh
Hand Ba game - Jedburgh
Jedburgh Handba event
Jedburgh Handba event
Hand Ba game - Jedburgh
Hand Ba game - Jedburgh