The Royal Burgh Standard Bearer, Greg MacDougall, was at a history-making dinner last Friday.
For he attended the Ex-Soldiers’ Association Dinner and Bussin’ held in O’Malleys.
It was the first time the Bussin’ has been held on the same night as the dinner – and it was a great success.
On Saturday, Greg and Attendants Adam Nichol, Thomas Bell and Darren Knox were at Mosspaul.
They came home to get dried out and went back to Hawick for the Cornet’s party.
On Sunday morning, Greg went up to the Rig to see the committee who were busy working on the course.
Then he went to the Merchant Company Casting practise and then on to the reel practise, where all is now falling into place for the new dancers.
Monday saw the group, under the watchful eye of Brian Rodgerson, at flag practise, and on Tuesday Greg returned to his job in Bethan where his boss has agreed he can finish at 5pm on Wednesday to get back to Selkirk in time for the annual casting practise at the Bield.
Early yesterday, Greg set off to sell at Gisborne Mart, returning during the evening for a presentation at Philiphaugh from the Youth Rugby Club.
This evening sees the annual Pin Night in the Conservative Club – and who would believe it’s only two weeks until the Common Riding!