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50 years on, Ozzie’s flag is still flying

50 years of Ozzie Williamson placing the flag upon the hill.

50 years of Ozzie Williamson placing the flag upon the hill.

Ozzie’s Flag is once again fluttering high on the Peat Law for the 50th year.

It was in 1964 – the year Ian Galloway was the Royal Burgh Standard Bearer – that the teenage Ozzie Williamson started a tradition that has now spanned half a century.

Ozzie’s home at The Toll overlooks the hill and in 1964 he put up the flag to show his mum and dad where he had been for a walk.

Around 20 of the 67-year-old’s pals joined him on Sunday’s hill hike to mark the milestone – including Standard Bearer Greg Rodgerson.

And Ozzie had a surprise for Greg. He presented him with a riding crop that was made in the 1920s.

Ozzie had told Greg when he was a youngster that if he ever became Standard Bearer he would be given the crop.

 

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