The River

(6 x 30 mins)

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A six part observational documentary series charting the lives of those who work and play along the great border river: Tweed.

For eight months, The River follows the hopes and dreams of people and businesses from the Scottish Borders who live and work beside the banks of the world famous 90 mile river Tweed.

It's a secret world of great characters, stories and landscapes. From the international flavour of the Melrose Rugby Sevens, to extreme mountain biking in the hills of Glentress Forest, to the hundreds of river ghillies and boatmen who dedicate their lives to managing, and trying to catch, the salmon that run up the river in Spring and Autumn.

To the Common Ridings season where ancient traditions of 'riding out' to mark boundaries are celebrated in festivals throughout the borders from Hawick to Jedburgh, Melrose to Kelso.

To The Stud on the Floors Estate where a dedicated team prepare their racehorses all summer for the world-famous Newmarket Sales.

To hotel weddings, tackle shop dilemmas and a world class chocolatier aiming to open her new chocolate school and factory in time for a royal visit.

Welcome to life on The River.