A Borders town will be host to the Scottish Parliament next month on its first Parliament Day.
Politicians and staff will visit Hawick and hold a formal committee meeting, visit schools and meet with local groups.
Parliament Day, a new initiative, is on November 5 at the town's Tower Mill.
Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick MSP said: "The Parliament represents all the people of Scotland and the work we do impacts on everyone, so we have placed Parliament Days at the heart of our engagement activities this session.
"I hope the people of Hawick will enjoy this opportunity to find out more about what we do at Holyrood and experience how easy it can be to get involved."
The Finance Committee will meet in Hawick where its members will examine the spending plans of the Scottish Government.
Local organisations such as businesses and third-sector groups will attend informal workshops to have their say on the Government's spending plans, while local schoolchildren will have the opportunity to watch the committee meeting and ask MSPs questions.
Councillor Graham Garvie, convener of Scottish Borders Council said: "It's an honour to host the Scottish Parliament in Hawick and I'm delighted that the Borders has been chosen as the first area in Scotland to hold such an historic event."