Flodden 1513, from conception to present day, was presented in a nutshell to members of Selkirk Rotary Club, and several guests, by its inceptor, Lord Joicey.
Speaking at the club’s meeting last week, the 5th Baron of Chester-le-Street told he how had suddenly awoken one day in 2008 with the idea to commemorate the Battle of Flodden in its 500th year.
And, with the majority of Flodden Field now in the ownership of his family at Etal and Ford Estates, he had approached a small group of people to discuss the plan, with the result that it had snowballed over the past five years into an event which includes not only re-enactments, flower festivals, church services, and musical and drama events, but also has established a variety of educational programmes which would go on well into the future.
And the Ecomuseum, with its present 11 sites in the Borders and one in Edinburgh, is already planned to extend to a further 28 locations countrywide.
Introduced by club president Herbert Chatters, Lord Joicey was thanked for his time and entertaining talk by past president Doug Forsyth.
Pictured are Selkirk Flodden 500 Association chairman Jake Wheelans, pointing out some of the events going on the week after Flodden as part of the Selkirk YES Arts Festival to, from left, Herbert Chatters, Lord Joicey, Doug Forsyth and Edith Scott.