Racing pigeon returns:

The racing season started again on Sunday.

On a rather foggy day, the birds were released at Lauder, near the Borders, at 11.15 am.

First bird home belonged to father and son team of D&D Hay with a four-year-old blue bar cock with a velocity of 883.62.

Next home was a yearling belonging to Eddie Mann from Johnshaven with a velocity of 869.93.

Other results are as follows; 3 D&D Hay864.91. 4 & 5 E.Mann 852.15 &849.42. 6 & 7 D&D Hay 845.70 & 746.99.

In eighth position was Brian Craig with a two-year-old with a velocity of 725.81.