It is with immense sadness that we inform the community of the passing of a Jim Clark Rally spectator, who was taken unwell and pronounced dead at the scene, on Friday 26 May 2023.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 7.40pm on Friday, 26 May, 2023, police were made aware of a 73-year-old man having taken unwell at the Jim Clark Rally in the Abbey St Bathans area of Duns.

“Emergency services attended and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Officers remain in attendance.”

Jim Clark Rally Officials acted immediately to assist emergency services after receiving a notification through the command centre. We remain in contact and continue to assist emergency services.

The thoughts and condolences of everyone at the Jim Clark Rally go out to man’s family, friends and loved ones.