Laing Robson is Melrosian for 1998
Friday the 1st of May saw the appointment of Laing Robson as Melrosian for 1998. Laing is the 21 year old son of Ian and Sheila Robson, Fauhope, Gattonside, Melrose. He will be supported by Alasdair Fairbairn and Ian McDermott as right and left hand men.
Alasdair Fairbairn, Laing Robson and Ian McDermott. Courtesy: Border Telegraph
Laing was welcomed by a large crowd in the Market Square. This was followed
by a social evening in the George and Abbotsford Hotel which extended into the
'wee sma hours'.
This year's Melrosian will be supported by the Festival Queen and her Court.
Craig Chalmers Reaches Pinnacle of Rugby Career
Scotland and British Lion, Craig Chalmers, seen here coaching the under 6 years
old group in preparation for the Chrichton Cup on Sunday 10th May.
Courtesy: J Douglas Hardie
seven-a-side competition for youngsters in the town where the game was founded
provides some of the earliest memories for many young Melrosians, some of whom
continue to much greater things!
May 24 1998