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Standard Bearer Greg’s week ends on a poetic note

Top Table Provost Ex-Standard bearer David Anderson, David Deacon, Chairman Ex-Standard Bearer Keith Riddell, Royal Burgh Standard Bearer Greg MacDougall and Ex-Standard Bearer Alasdair Craig. (Missing Euan Macdougall)

Top Table Provost Ex-Standard bearer David Anderson, David Deacon, Chairman Ex-Standard Bearer Keith Riddell, Royal Burgh Standard Bearer Greg MacDougall and Ex-Standard Bearer Alasdair Craig. (Missing Euan Macdougall)

Royal Burgh Standard Bearer Greg MacDougall may have finished his last Selkirk event, but his packed diary continued this week, writes Sandy Neil.

The 27-year-old agricultural student is finishing his last week at Harper Adams University in Shropshire, and he hopes to be back in time for the Jedburgh ball, Duns rideout and Innerleithen ball.

His Selkirk duties ended last Saturday, as he signed his name into the Ex-Standard Bearers’ roll of honour.

“A good turnout of people contributed to making this a very successful evening,” Edith Scott told The Wee Paper.

The Standard Bearer’s speech was delivered in rhyme, of which a few excerpts on the Casting o’ the Colours are reprinted below.

 

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