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Melrose Festival Tour

The traditional Tour of Ceremonies was blessed with glorious warm sunshine as the coaches followed the customary route around the environs of the town. Sports attracted a large crowd in the afternoon and the week wound up at the Ex-Melrosians Dinner in the evening. ... [more]

22/06/2014

Saturday...continued

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22/06/2014

Tour and Sports

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22/06/2014

Festival Crowning and Installation

A large crowd assembled in the grounds of Melrose Abbey to see the main event of Fetival week, namely the Installation of Melrosian Fraser Anderson and the crowning of Queen Charlie Hume. The evening concluded with a reception and Queens tea party in the Festival marquee. ... [more]

22/06/2014

Festival Saturday

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23/06/2014

More from the Crowning

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22/06/2014

Festival Ball

A packed marquee enjoyed the annual Festival Ball with 300 attendees dancing into the wee sma hours. ... [more]

22/06/2014

Festival Ball - take 2!

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22/06/2014

Queens Baton Relay

A large crowd assembled at The Greenyards to see the Queens Baton Relay in Melrose. Aside from the main event there was an S1 7s tournament with 11 teams taking part. After an entertaining tournament Kelso High School ran out worthy winners, defeating Galashiels Academy in the final. ... [more]

18/06/2014

Melrose Bike Ride

On a glorious warm and sunny evening over 500 cyclists took part in the annual Festival Bike ride. The evening concluded with a BBQ at The Annay Road. ... [more]

18/06/2014

More Bikes

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18/06/2014

Fancy Dress

Commonwealth Games, Football World Cup, rugby topics, they were all there at the fancy dress in the Gibson Park. The parade was followed by a disco for the youngsters at The Greenyards. ... [more]

17/06/2014

More Fancy Dress

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17/06/2014

Melrosian Rideout 2014

Nearing 200 followed this years Melrosian, Fraser Anderson, on the 2014 Melrose Rideout. The weather was superb with the only minor glitch being the lack of a river crossing as a result of previous rain making it unsafe for the smaller ponies. The final ceremony concluded with Chairman James marjoribanks presenting Fraser with a hunting crop as a memento of the evening. ... [more]

17/06/2014

George Bunyan - BEM

Congratulations to Ex-Provost George Bunyan for receiving the British Empire Medal in The Queens Birthday Honours list. The award was given in recognition for Georges contribution to sport and the community of Melrose. ... [more]

16/06/2014

Melrosian Appointment 2014

A cloudless blue sky was the backdrop to the formal appointment of 2014 Melrosian Fraser Anderson and the announcement of the Festival Queen and Court for this years celebrations in Melrose. Festival Chairman James Marjoribanks presided over the official proceedings which were followed by a social in the Corn Exchange. Sam Thomson (RHM), Melrosian Fraser Anderson and Graeme Crawford (LHM) ... [more]

03/05/2014

Melrosian for 2014

The Ex-Melrosians Burns Supper was held at The Greenyards on Saturday night. In front of a sell out audience. Chairman Ex-Melrosian Max Robbie announced the Melrosian for 2014 as Fraser Anderson. The speakers and entertainers were also introduced with his customary pawky humour and kept the assembled company well entertained during the evening. Burns poetry - John Wilkinson; Haggis - Michael C ... [more]

02/02/2014

Melrose Bed and Breakfast B and B Accommodation

Melrose Bed and Breakfast - Kirklands is a Georgian house (built circa 1730) and is set in 10 acres of parkland and garden. For further information and to see what our guests have said about us Visit our Website Kirklands Bed and Breakfast Melrose Email: Kirklands ... [more]

01/01/2014

Melrose Holiday Cottage Accommodation

Melrose Self Catering Cottage - Kirklands is set in 10 acres of park-woodland and gardens. The Stables Cottage forms part of a Victorian courtyard and has 1 double, 1 twin (can be a triple) and 1 small childs bedroom. For further information: Visit our Website Kirklands Self Catering Cottages Email:Kirklands ... [more]

01/01/2014

Melrose Sevens 2014 Tickets

Melrose Sevens is on the 12th April 2014 - for further information visit Melrose Sevens For event tickets Melrose Sevens Tickets Email: Melrose 7s ... [more]

01/01/2014

Melrose Festival Tour

Saturday morning saw the traditional tour of ceremonies round the places of historical interest in and about Melrose. ... [more]

26/06/2013

Saturday Morning Tour at Melrose

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26/06/2013

Festival Ball

The Festival Marquee was the venue for the Ball on Friday evening. ... [more]

25/06/2013

Crowning of Festival Queen and Installation of Melrosian

Melrose Abbey was once more the setting for the Crowning of Festival Queen Zoe Palmer and the Installation of Melrosian Sam Thomson. This was the 75th anniversary of the first Melrosian John Frater. ... [more]

24/06/2013

Melrose Bike Ride

Over 600 cyclists took part in the Festival Bike Ride. This was followed by an extremely successful family BBQ at tThe Annay Road. ... [more]

24/06/2013

Melrose Fancy Dress

A glorious warm sunny evening was the back drop to this years fancy dress parade which resulted in a very large turnout of all age groups. The evening concluded with a disco in the Rugby Club. ... [more]

24/06/2013

Fancy Dress

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27/06/2013

Fancy Dress 2013

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27/06/2013

Melrose Festival Rideout

190 riders followed Melrosian Sam Thomson on the 2013 Melrose Rideout. Blessed with a beautiful night the River Tweed was forded at Millmount and the evening came to a conclusion in the Market Square where Chairman James Marjoribanks presented the Melrosian with a hunting crop. ... [more]

18/06/2013

Melrose Rideout 2013

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18/06/2013

Festival Sunday 2013

Glorious sunshine greeted the many who attended the opening ceremony of the 2013 Melrose Festival. Melrosian Sam Thomson laid a wreath at the War Memorial. ... [more]

17/06/2013

Melrose Festival 16 - 22 June 2013

All welcome - see programme (available in shops) for more detail Sunday 16 June Wreath laying at War Memorial 10.45 am Kirkin' of Melrosian in Melrose Parish Church 11.00 am Football Fives Gibson Park 1.00 pm Monday 17 June Melrosians Rideout, leaves Greenyards 6.00 pm Concluding ceremonies in Market Square ... [more]

12/06/2013

Guest House in Melrose Scotland

Bed and Breakfast and self catering accommodation available in Melrose Scotland. 5 minutes from Melrose town centre in a beautiful rural location, Kirklands is a short walk from both the rivers Tweed and Leader. ... [more]

02/05/2013

Melrosian Appointment Night - Friday 3 May 2013

Appointment of Melrosian Sam Thomson and the announcement of the Queen and Court will take place on Friday 3 May at 7.00 pm in the Corn Exchange. This to be followed by cheese and wine event - everyone very welcome at both events. Please come and support the Melrosian and Queen and Court at this important community event. ... [more]

18/04/2013

Melrose Festival Bike Ride

542 cyclists took part in the now established bike ride - from 8 months to over 80 years all returned unscathed. ... [more]

25/06/2012

Melrose Festival Fancy Dress

The Gibson Park was the venue for this years Festival Fancy Dress - weather was fine and the were olympians and jubilee celebrants aplenty. ... [more]

24/06/2012

Melrose Rideout 2012

A large number of riders followed Melrosian Graeme Crawford round the traditional route. A hunting crop was presented in the Market Square after the ride. ... [more]

24/06/2012

Melrose Festival 2012

Melrose Festival 2012 officially started with a wreath laying ceremony at the War Memmorial and the Kirkin of The Melrosian in the Parish Church. Following the service Festival Queen Katy and Melrosian Graeme were presented with gifts from Melrose and District Community Council and Katy planted a tree to mark the Queens Jubilee. ... [more]

17/06/2012

Melrosian Elect Appointed

Graeme Crawford was officially appointed as Melrosian elect for 2012 at The Corn Exchange Melrose. A former pupil of Melrose Grammar School and Earlston High School, he is studying Sports Science at Robert Gordons University in Aberdeen. No stranger to the Festival, Graeme was a herald in the court in 2003 and took part in the rideout in 2006 following his elder brother David who was Melrosian ... [more]

04/05/2012

Melrosian 2012 - Graeme Crawford

As tradition now dictates the new Melrosian was announced for 2012 - Graeme Crawford. ... [more]

29/01/2012

Ex-Melrosians Burns Supper

The Ex-Melrosians Burns Supper was held at The Greenyards on Saturday evening. The full capacity audience were well entertained by the following: Chairman - Grant Hogg Tam O'Shanter - Graham Hastie Immortal Memory - Michael Crawford Toast to "The Lasses" - Rhuaridh Nairn Reply - Marion Pate Toast to "Town and Trade" - John Dalziel Reply - Max Robbie Vote of thank ... [more]

29/01/2012

Hogmanay in Melrose

Melrose and District Community Council and The Ship Inn Invite you to Come along and see in the New Year in Melrose Square at 11.45pm on Hogmanay with a grand firework display Melrose Pipes and Drums ... [more]

31/12/2011

Festival Ceremonies Sports and Asides

The traditional tour of ceremonies with visits to Newstead, Gattonside and Darnick included in the itinerary concluded at Melrose Abbey. Lunch followed with the sports in the afternoon. ... [more]

26/06/2011

Festival Ceremonies Sports and Asides

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26/06/2011

Festival Ceremonies Sports and Asides

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26/06/2011

Ceremonies Sports and Asides

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26/06/2011

Festival Ceremonies Sports and Asides

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26/06/2011

Festival Ceremonies Sports and Asides

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26/06/2011

Festival Ceremonies Sports and Asides

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26/06/2011

Festival Ball

The Festival Ball was held in the Festival Marquee where a large number enjoyed the evening. ... [more]

26/06/2011

Festival Ball

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26/06/2011

Melrose Festival

The main ceremonies of Melrose Festival took place in Melrose Abbey and were blessed with glorious sunshine. The Melrosian was officially installed and Queen Kirsty was crowned. The evening concluded with the Queens tea party in the Festival marquee. ... [more]

24/06/2011

Crowning and Installation

More pictures from the main ceremonies. ... [more]

24/06/2011

Festival Bike Ride

Over 550 riders supported the Melrosian in the now well established bike ride around the town and villages. ... [more]

22/06/2011

More Bike Ride

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22/06/2011

Fancy Dress

Rain did not deter a large turn out for the fancy dress parade which was followed by a disco for the youngsters. ... [more]

22/06/2011

Fancy Dress

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22/06/2011

Melrose Festival Rideout 2011

More than 200 riders supported Melrosian Ruaridh Nairn on the annual Festival Rideout. ... [more]

21/06/2011

Rideout - More Pictures

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21/06/2011

Melrose Festival 2011 - Sunday

The traditional Kirking service was held in Melrose Parish Church preceeded by the wreath laying ceremony at the War Memorial by Melrosian elect Ruaridh Nairn. This was followed in the afternoon by football in the Gibson Park. ... [more]

21/06/2011

Melrosian 2011 Announced

Ruaridh Nairn was announced as Melrosian for 2011 at the annual Ex-Melrosians Burns Supper held at Melrose RFC ... [more]

04/02/2011

St Marys Independent Prep School Melrose Scotland

Schools back! - first day back for St Mary's School Melrose. During the holidays the second new building in as many years has been completed providing St Mary's with, arguably, the best facilities of any prep school in Scotland. St Marys provides education for boys and girls to age thirteen and has consistently received excellent inspection reports for both its educational and boarding fa ... [more]

20/09/2010

Ex-Melrosians Burns Supper

The Ex-Melrosians Burns Supper, attended by over 150 people, was held at Melrose Rugby Club on Saturday night. Chaired by Ex-Melrosian Eddie Weatherly, the evening started in traditional fashion with Michael Crawford toasting the haggis. Tam O'Shanter was superbly recited by Robbie Willocks followed by Chris "Pussy" Bells take on The Immortal Memory, delivered in his inimitable style ... [more]

04/02/2011

Private Prep Schools Scotland

A glorious sunny late summers day provided the backdrop to St Marys family day, held in the grounds of the school. From tug of war to tea time the assembled children and parents enjoyed an entertianing afternoon organised by the Friends of St Marys. ... [more]

13/09/2010

Festival Saturday

The Ceremonial Tour was followed bt the sports in the afternoon. ... [more]

01/07/2010

Melrose Festival Bicycle Ride

The Festival Bike ride was attended by 611 riders, the second largest following ever. The event attracts all ages and has proved extremely successful since its "forced" inception in 2001 as a result of foot and mouth disease. As such the town can now claim to have the largest "mounted" event in the Borders - albeit on 2 wheels and not 4 legs! ... [more]

23/06/2010

Melrose Fancy Dress Parade

On what must be one of the best nights in many years the fancy dress proved to be a great success with young and not so young taking part. ... [more]

22/06/2010

Melrose Festival Rideout 2010

Melrosian Scott Marjoribanks was supported by 222 riders at the rideout on a glorious sunny evening. Crowds lined the route as he followed the traditional route, ending in the Market Square where he was presented with a hunting crop to mark the occasion. ... [more]

23/06/2010

Melrose Rideout

Melrosian Scott Marjoribanks was supported by 222 riders at the rideout on a glorious sunny evening. Crowds lined the route as he followed the traditional route, ending in the Market Square where he was presented with a hunting crop to mark the occasion. ... [more]

23/06/2010

Melrose Festival 2010

Melrose Festival started in the traditional manner with the Melrosian laying a wreath at the War Memorial followed by the "Kirkin" service in the Parish Church. Following the service Provost William Windrum presnted the Melrosian and Festival Queen with gifts on behalf of the Community Council. In the afternoon a football 5s competition took place. Radio Borders was the venue for Melro ... [more]

21/06/2010

Melrose Accommodation

Accommodation available in Melrose Contact 01896 822183 or email Kirklands Visit our Website Kirklands Melrose ... [more]

06/06/2010

Melrose Bed and Breakfast - B and B - Scotland

Enjoy a traditional Scottish breakfast in the surroundings of our Georgian home close to Melrose in the beautiful Scottish Borders. Our newly refurbished accommodation consists of one suite of 2 bedrooms (1 x double and 1 x twin) with private bathroom. In addition we also have a further double bedroom with large bathroom (shower). Coffee and tea making facilities, TV and DVD are provided in ... [more]

12/05/2010

Melrosian Appointed for 2010

Scott Marjoribanks was officially appointed as Melrosian for 2010 on Friday evening in The Corn Exchange. In addition the 2010 Melrose Festival Queen and Court was announced to the large crowd at the venue. ... [more]

11/02/2010

Self Catering Holiday Cottage - Melrose Scotland

Beautifully situated beside the River Tweed, Kirklands self catering cottages are ideal as a family base or for a couple just to relax. It is also perfect for fishermen who are coming to cast a line on the river as we are less than 1 minute from the Tweed. Contact 01896 822183 or email Kirklands Cottages Visit our Website Kirklands Self Catering Cottages ... [more]

05/01/2010

Melrose Rugby 7s 2011

Melrose Sevens - 9th April 2011 ... [more]

11/02/2010

Kings of the Sevens

Melrose Sevens is part of the Borders Kings of the Sevens series where the tournaments at Kelso, Selkirk, Melrose, Hawick, Berwick, Langholm, Peebles, Gala, Earlston and Jedforest count towards a championship at the end of the season. Kelso and Selkirk sevens are played at the beginning of the season with the remainder on the following dates: Saturday 10th April - Melrose Sevens Saturday 17th ... [more]

22/02/2010

Festival Tour of Ceremonies

The Tour of Ceremonies was met with mixed weather however this did nothing to deter the participants or the support received during the morning. ... [more]

19/07/2009

Melrose Festival Ball 2009

A large crowd attended the Festival Ball, dancing through to the wee sma hours. ... [more]

19/07/2009

Crowning of The Festival Queen

A sharp shower did not manage to dampen the spirits of the principals in the main ceremonies of The 2009 Melrose Festival. Queen Rachel was crowned and Melrosian Clark was installed. Following the procession round the town there was a social evening in the Festival marquee. ... [more]

19/06/2009

Fancy Dress Parade

The warm summer sunshine attracted a bumper entry to the fancy dress. The evening finished with a disco party in the rugby club. ... [more]

17/06/2009

Melrose Festival Rideout 2009

Thunder and lightning preceded the Festival Rideout - fortunately the weather changed for the better and nearly 200 riders came to support Melrosian Clark Eaton-Turner. At the conclusion of the event he was presented with a riding crop by joint Chairman Mac Brown. ... [more]

16/06/2009

Rideout Images 2009

More pictures of the rideout. ... [more]

16/06/2009

Festival Sunday at Melrose

The 2009 Melrose Festival started with the traditional Kirkin of The Melrosian followed in the afternoon by a football competition at The Gibson Park. ... [more]

14/06/2009

2009 Melrose Festival Fancy Dress

Tuesday 16th June - assemble at 6.15pm - all ages, couples, groups, me and my pet etc welcome - please note the changes to the categories for this year. ... [more]

03/06/2009

Hearts and Heroes Charity Run

Nearly 600 participants took part in the Hearts and Heroes Charity Run with 3 charities benefitting from their efforts - Hearts and Balls, The Sportsmans Charity and The Poppy Scotland Appeal. Ending at the Greenyards, home of Melrose RFC the evening concluded with a giant party for all who took part. ... [more]

18/05/2009

2009 Melrose Festival Queen and Court

The Festival Queen and Court were announced on Friday Festival Queen - Rachel Magowan Attendants - Sophie Lunts and Caitlin Brodie Courtiers - Rory Halpin and Euan Angus Heralds - Jamie Davidson and Archie Kidd Trainbearers - Maddie Thomson and Ellen White ... [more]

04/05/2009

Melrosian Appointed for 2009

Clark Eaton-Turner was appointed as Melrosian for 2009 at The Corn Exchange Melrose on Friday evening. The Festival Queen and Court for 2009 were also announced. ... [more]

09/01/2009

Melrose and District Community Council Election

Nominations are invited for Melrose and District Community Council. The Community Council consists of a maximum of 12 Members. In the event of there being more than 12 nominations an election will be held. Nominees and their Proposers and Seconders must be on the current Electoral Register for the Melrose and District Community Council area. Formal Nomination Forms can be obtained from the r ... [more]

23/04/2009

Drew Scott - Fundraising CD for KOSB

Retired foreman painter and former Melrose RFC President Drew Scott has just recorded his first CD. Comprising of 13 tracks, the KOSB veteran and local singer was persuaded to enter the recording studio for the first time by fellow veteran Ogilvie Dickson to raise funds for their Veterans reunion. Copies of the CD can be purchased from Melrose Rugby Club ... [more]

11/02/2009

Wosps v Dandylions

Held at Ardvreck, the Wosps and Dandylions held their annual hockey matches - well done to all who took part. ... [more]

13/03/2009

Scottish Borders Common Ridings and Festivals

Borderers from across the region are set to put pen to paper and invite their friends and family back to the Borders to Return to The Ridings. The Border Common Ridings & Festivals has launched the Return to the Ridings invitations, a selection of iconic postcard images for each of the participating events, which residents can send to all their friends and family. Return to The Ridings is ... [more]

03/12/2008

Wosps v Dandylions - 2

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13/03/2009

Return to The Ridings 2009

The local Common Ridings and Festivals are an impressive mounted spectacle involving horses, history and music. Homecoming year extends the invitation to Border Scots throughout the world to return to their roots and join in the celebrations. The Scottish Border towns include Hawick, Selkirk, Galashiels, Peebles, Kelso, Jedburgh, Duns, Melrose, Coldstream, West Linton, and Lauder. Every Common Rid ... [more]

05/01/2009

Melrose - Masons Walk 2008

The traditional Masonic walk took place in Melrose culminating with a service in the abbey and procession around the town. ... [more]

01/01/2009

Melrose - New Year 2009

Sound of The Abbey Bell heralds 2009 in Melrose Young and not so young, a crowd of 1200 - 1500 towns folk and visitors welcomed in the New Year at the Market Square in Melrose. Ably deputising for Community Council Chairman William Windram, Councillor Val Miller welcomed all to the gathering, inviting them to take part in Auld Lang Syne followed by several Scottish Country Dances. Melrose Pipe ... [more]

01/01/2009

Kevin Montgomery & The Road Trippers Play Melrose

A concert was held on the 30th December 2008 in the Corn Exchange Melrose with Kevin Montgomery & The Road Trippers from Nashville U.S.A. ... [more]

09/10/2008

Abbotsford Fund Raising Journey Begins

In excess of 200 people attended an extremely successful fund raising dinner in the grounds of Abbotsford. Following an excellent meal the assembled company were entertained by Ronnie Corbett before the evening concluded with an auction. ... [more]

13/10/2008

Hockey Win for St Marys School Melrose

Playing on a bitterly cold yet gloriously sunny afternoon St Marys School earned a hard fought yet thoroughly deserved win over touring side St Olaf from York. The teams were very evenly matched with only a St Marys first half goal the difference between the sides at the final whistle. Credit must go to both to both teams for what was an extremely entertaining match - Katie Hardie was presented wi ... [more]

29/10/2008

Borders Youth Theatre present Cyrano de Bergerac in Melrose

The Borders Youth Theatre presented Cyrano de Bergerac at The Corn Exchange Melrose on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th October. Both evenings were well attended and, once again, the young cast performed extremely well. ... [more]

09/10/2008

Scottish Borders Common Ridings and Festivals

Taking place annually Scottish Borders Common Ridings and Festivals commemorate and celebrate historical pageant. Horses play a major part with the Riding of the Marches taking place over what was common land. Most of the celebrations take place from the beginning of June through until August with a principal being chosen from each town to lead the festivities. Each year the towns follow a set chr ... [more]

15/09/2008

Melrose Pipe Band Championships 2008

Enjoying much better weather than the previous year Melrose Pipe Band Championships attracted a large crowd to the grounds of St Marys School. The prizes were won by bands from as near as neighbours Gala to far away Oman with the quality of playing keeping everyone well entertained. ... [more]

16/08/2008

2008 Scottish International and European Junior Horse Trials

Held at Thirlestane Castle the 4 day event attracted large crowds - for pictures, results and reports click here: Scottish International Championship and European Horse Trials ... [more]

19/08/2008

Borders Youth Theatre

Playing to packed houses on both evenings the Borders Youth Theatre performed Romeo and Juliet at St Marys School. Superbly directed, designed and produced by Clare Brett, Chris Vinz and Ian Yellowlees respectively the production was a remarkable feat considering the preparation time was one week. Praise must also go to the entire cast with the young actors acquitting themselves extremely well. P ... [more]

28/07/2008

Pipes and Drums at Melrose

More pictures from the event. ... [more]

23/08/2008

Melrose - Old Pictures

A few old images of Melrose - some still recognisable today, some not! ... [more]

29/07/2008

Melrose Festival - Archive Photos

Some recently discovered photos of Melrose Festival taken between 25 and 30 years ago. ... [more]

14/07/2008

St Mary's School Melrose Sports Day

The final event in the school calendar, sports day, took place with the usual rivalry and competition. Squad honours were at stake and eventually Home were declared overall winners. Tim Webster and Martha Douglas were named Victor Ludorum and Girls Champion respectively. ... [more]

27/06/2008

St Mary's School Melrose Pre Prep Sports

With rain pre and post the event the junior school sports were held in dry, warm and even (at times) sunny conditions. Parents supported (and in some instances competed!) in large numbers to help make the day a great success. ... [more]

26/06/2008

Melrose Festival - Tour of Ceremonies - 2008

The traditional tour of ceremonies took place led by the towns young principals. ... [more]

21/06/2008

Festival Asides

Some expected - some less so!! ... [more]

21/06/2008

Festival Lunch and Sports

Following lunch the Festival Sports took place in The Gibson Park. ... [more]

21/06/2008

Festival Ball 2008

Held in a marquee the Festival Ball proved to be a resounding success - entertained by an excellent band dancing continued into the wee sma' hours. ... [more]

21/06/2008

Melrose Festival Installation and Crowning

Blessed with dry sunny although cool weather the main events of Festival week were held in the grounds of Melrose Abbey. Scott Roy was installed as Melrosian by Chairman Mac Brown and Festival Queen Alexis Green was crowned by Mrs Ruth Parker. Council leader David Parker gave an excellent oration involving all aspects of the Festival. The evening then progressed to the Queens tea party whilst the ... [more]

20/06/2008

Melrose - Crowning of the Queen 2008

More images from the main ceremonies. ... [more]

20/06/2008

Melrosian - Schools - Dinner

Other images of Festival Week - school visits, Dinner etc ... [more]

20/06/2008

Melrose Fancy Dress Parade 2008

The weather remained dry for the Festival Fancy Dress which was well supported. This was followed by a disco in the rugby club. ... [more]

17/06/2008

More Fancy Dress at Melrose

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17/06/2008

Melrose Rideout 2008

Almost 200 riders supported Melrosian Scott Roy as he led the Festival Rideout around the Melrose countryside. ... [more]

17/06/2008

Melrosian Leads Rideout

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17/06/2008

Melrose Festival Rideout 2008

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17/06/2008

Kirkin of The Melrosian 2008

Melrose Parish Church was the venue for the Kirkin Service conducted by The Rev Haisley Moore. ... [more]

15/06/2008

Festival Queen and Court

The 2008 Festival Queen and Court were announced on Friday. Festival Queen – Alexis Green Attendants – Lindie Turner Gibb and Molly McDonagh Courtiers – Ben Chalmers and Kris McLeod Heralds – Amir Hosny and Kian Marrian Trainbearers – Rosie Fletcher and Katherine Donaghy ... [more]

08/05/2008

2008 Crawford Sponsored Run

Good weather meant a large number of participants took part in the 5th annual Fun Run - Multiple Sclerosis being the charity to benefit. Leaving from the Greenyards and following a 5k route around Melrose the runners arrived back to a Baird-burger washed down with a Blue Horizon. ... [more]

08/06/2008

Runners Raise Money for Multiple Sclerosis

More runners who took part. ... [more]

08/06/2008

Minor Attraction in Melrose

The Scottish Morris Minor Club paid a visit to Melrose as part of their 60th Anniversary Celebrations. ... [more]

08/06/2008

Scottish Holiday Cottage - Melrose Scotland

Beautifully situated beside the River Tweed, Kirklands self catering cottages are ideal as a family base or for a couple just to relax. It is also perfect for fishermen who are coming to cast a line on the river as we are less than 1 minute from the Tweed. ... [more]

05/01/2009

Melrosian Appointment Night 2008

Scott Roy was officially appointed Melrosian for 2008. The Appointment ceremony took place in the Corn Exchange followed by the traditional three times round the Market Cross. This will be followed by a social in the Corn Exchange and the Ex-Melrosians function in the George and Abbotsford Hotel. ... [more]

29/04/2008

St Mary's School Melrose Perform Treasure Island

St Mary's Prep School performed Treasure Island as their annual drama production. ... [more]

18/04/2008

Princess Anne Visits St Mary's School Melrose

Opening the new Sanderson Building at St Mary's School, The Princess Royal spent almost 3 hours in Melrose. The extension houses 5 new classrooms including new science and art facilities. Following the official opening ceremony the Royal guest was entertained by both junior and senior pupils who performed songs from this years school productions of Joseph and Treasure Island. Commenting on th ... [more]

10/03/2008

Melrose Celebrates New Year

A crowd of 12 - 1500 gathered in the new look Market Square to welcome the New Year. ... [more]

22/01/2008

Ettrick and Lauderdale Sports Council

Ettrick and Lauderdale Sports Council exists to represent member clubs, organisations, individuals and to assist with the achievement of their goals. There are three other Sports Councils in the area representing Tweeddale, Roxburgh and Berwickshire areas. Many sports clubs in the Borders are already members, however there are still clubs throughout the area who are not currently affiliated and ... [more]

24/11/2007

Scottish Cashmere - Mens and Womans Sweater

Designs on Cashmere garments are crafted with meticulous care and attention to reflect the quality and workmanship for which we are known. This season we have introduced several new and exciting styles to compliment our classics, offering something for everyone. Waverley Mill Rogers Road Selkirk TD7 5DX Tel: 01750 726000 Web site: Scottish Cashmere E-mail: Contact Scottish Cashmer ... [more]

16/11/2007

Borders Chat - On-line community

Find anything in the Scottish Borders. If you can't find it, you can add it yourself. everyone. Web site: Borders Chat ... [more]

29/11/2007

Melrose Pipe Band Competition 2007

The weather was dreich but the music did not suffer - Melrose Pipe Band Competition provided entertainment and spectacle for all culminating in a march round the town for the bands to round off the da ... [more]

20/08/2007

St Marys Melrose - Independent School in Scotland

St Mary's School beat the weather to hold their senior sports day. Squad Sports honours went to Percy with the overall winners (academic/sport etc) going to Hume. This was the last item on the cal ... [more]

29/06/2007

St Marys Prep School Melrose - Junior Sports

Delayed from the previous day due to weather conditions, St Marys held their Junior Sports on back field. With the constant threat of rain Mrs Bell was delighted to be able to complete the programme w ... [more]

28/06/2007

Melrose Festival - Tour of Ceremonies

The traditional Tour of Ceremonies took part in what can only be described as either on tap air conditioning or liquid sunshine - however this did not dampen the enthusiasm of either the participants ... [more]

24/06/2007

Festival Ball 2007

Just short of 300 people attended the Festival Marquee Ball where dancing continued until 2.00am. ... [more]

24/06/2007

The Festival Through Junior Eyes

The following pictures were all taken through the eyes of 11 year old Katie Hardie who is starting out on the route to master the art of photography. ... [more]

24/06/2007

Melrosian at Melrose Primary and St Marys School

Melrosian Iain Oliver did the rounds of the community with visits to Melrose Primary and St Marys Schools where he presented certificates and awards to pupils. He also visited the local hospital and c ... [more]

24/06/2007

Melrose Festival Crowning and Installation 2007

The Main Ceremonies of Melrose Festival were held in warm sunshine although there were one or two clues of what was to come. Melrosian Iain Oliver was duly installed and Queen Erin crowned by Mrs Moor ... [more]

22/06/2007

Melrose Time Capsule

Following the completion of the redesigned Market Square in Melrose there was a time capsule put into the wall of the new structure. The ceremony was carried out by Melrosian Iain Oliver and Festival ... [more]

24/06/2007

Melrose Bike Ride 2007

Melrose witnessed a huge support for Melrosian Iain Oliver for what has now become an established event of the Festival calendar - the Festival Bike Ride. 503 riders followed the Melrosian from the to ... [more]

20/06/2007

Festival Fancy Dress Parade

The weather held and the crowds turned out for the Fancy Dress Parade. Participants and townsfolk enjoyed an entertaining time ending with a disco in the rugby club where President Jimmy Doyle present ... [more]

19/06/2007

Melrose Festival Rideout 2007

Enjoying great riding weather Melrosian Iain Oliver led 233 horses on the Festival Rideout. ... [more]

19/06/2007

Melrose Festival Sunday

Melrose Festival 2007 started in traditional fashion with the Kirkin of Melrosian Iain Oliver. The afternoon followed last years lead with a treasure hunt/quiz in the afternoon - won this year by Fe ... [more]

17/06/2007

Radio Borders Visit for Melrose

Melrosian elect Iain Oliver with Left Hand Man Bryn Thom and Joint Chairman Douglas Hardie paid a visit to Radio Borders on Sunday evening. During the hour long show with presenter Iain Anderson they ... [more]

11/06/2007

Borders Fun Run 2007

The Borders Fun Run, sponsored by J S Crawford, took place on Sunday. From Melrose Rugby Club approximately 400 participants followed the 5k route around the town and villages. The weather was kind an ... [more]

10/06/2007

Melrosian Iain Oliver Supports at Hawick Common Riding

Melrosian Iain Oliver was a guest at Hawick Common Riding this week. Present at the Colour Bussing, supporting Cornet Graham Robertson at the Friday morning chase and attending the ball in the evening ... [more]

09/06/2007

Melrose Pipe Band Championships 2007

Melrose Pipe Band Championships 2007 will be held on Saturday 18th August in the grounds of St Marys School. Contact - Ian Graham Telephone/Fax - 01896 820388 ... [more]

14/06/2007

Melrose Festival Appointment 2007

Iain Oliver was officially appointed as Melrosian in The Corn Exchange on Friday evening. Chairing the proceedings was Mac Brown whilst The Melrosians mother and Festival Secretary Evelyn presented hi ... [more]

06/05/2007

Children 1st Charity Ball at Melrose

Children 1st held a Charity Ball at Abbotsford Melrose on Saturday 26th May. If you would could help the organisation in any way contact Penny Hardie The funds raised will go towards projects to b ... [more]

10/05/2007

Borders Festival 2007

Melrose Festival is part of the Borders circuit of Festivals and Common Ridings starting in early June and going through to the end of August. Following a traditional pattern the first is always Hawic ... [more]

26/04/2007

New Melrose Rugby Forum

Check out the new Melrose Rugby Forum at Melrose Rugby Forum 1 ... [more]

23/09/2006

Melrose Festival Tour of Ceremonies 2006

The Traditional Tour of Ceremonies took place on Festival Saturday and was well supported with good crowds at all the places visited. ... [more]

02/07/2006

Festival Asides

A few less formal pictures during Festival week! ... [more]

02/07/2006

2006 Bridles and Ball Gowns

Some more images from this years festival. ... [more]

07/07/2006

Melrose Festival Ball 2006

The annual Festival Ball was enjoyed by around 300 people in the Melrose Festval Marquee. The event was officially started by Melrosian David Crawford who led the Grand March prior to the dancing gett ... [more]

28/06/2006

Melrosian Visits Schools and Hospital

The Melrosian and supporters paid visits to St Mary's and Melrose Grammar Schools followed by The Borders General Hospital and Careshare Nursery. ... [more]

27/06/2006

Melrose Festival Ceremonies and Dinner

More pictures from the main Festival Ceremonies followed by the Ex-Melrosians Dinner. ... [more]

27/06/2006

Melrosian Installation 2006

The Crowning of Festival Queen Katie and Installation of the Melrosian for 2006 took part in glorious sunshine in Melrose Abbey. Sir Cameron and Lady Rusby were principal guests whilst the event was w ... [more]

26/06/2006

Melrose Festival Bike ride 2006

The weather decided to be a bit less than kind for the Festival Bike Ride however it did not deter the people of the town coming out to support what has become a very popular event. 341 riders followe ... [more]

25/06/2006

Melrose Festival Fancy Dress 2006

Due to horrible weather the Fancy Dress was transferred to the grandstand at the rugby club. However, considering the conditions, the turnout was exceptionally good with a lot of work being put into t ... [more]

21/06/2006

Melrosians Rideout 2006

Melrosian David Crawford led a very successful Melrosians Rideout around the traditional route with a following of 190 riders. At the concluding ceremonies he received a hunting crop from the Festival ... [more]

20/06/2006

Festival Rideout Gallery 2006

Some more pictures of the rideout. ... [more]

20/06/2006

Melrose Festival 2006

The Festival started in traditional manner with the Kirking of the Melrosian. This was followed be a successful quiz - treasure hunt in the afternoon. ... [more]

18/06/2006

Melrose Festival Queen 2006

Melrose Festival Queen and Court 2006. ... [more]

19/06/2006

David Crawford - Melrosian 2006

David Crawford is officially appointed Melrosian for 2006. He was welcomed by a large crowd in the Corn Exchange then in the Market Square. He will be supported by Brynmor Thom and Kenneth Brown as Ri ... [more]

06/05/2006

Melrose Pipe Band Championship 2006

The annual Melrose Pipe Band Champion is to be held on the 19th August 2006 in the grounds of St Mary's School. ... [more]

08/02/2006

Melrose Scotland Self Catering Cottage

Web - Cottage Details Cottage available for rent in The Scottish Borders - 2/3 bedrooms in rural location yet only 5 minutes from the centre of Melrose. Fully equipped the property was fully refur ... [more]

15/03/2006

Melrose Christmas Parade and Carols

Melrose and surrounding areas held their annual Carol concert in the grounds of Melrose Abbey on Saturday. The evening concluded with childrens entertainment and mulled wine and mince pies for the mum ... [more]

13/12/2005

Melrosians Bike Ride

As an activity the bike ride probably attracts more participants than any other event except the fancy dress parade. This year 467 cyclists took part. ... [more]

30/06/2005

Festival Gallery 2005

A few more photos of a less formal nature from Festival week. ... [more]

29/06/2005

Festival Tour 2005 - Melrose

Enjoying a warm sunny day the annual Melrose Festival tour proved a great success with large crowds turning out to welcome the principals en route. ... [more]

26/06/2005

Self Catering Holiday Cottage - Melrose Scotland

Fishing available on Rivers Tweed and Ettrick. Recently refurbished Georgian cottage in a courtyard setting within 5 minutes of Melrose. Contact 01896 822183 or douglas@bordernet.co.uk web - www.kirk ... [more]

13/07/2005

Melrosian Meets Kylie Minogue.....and Cher

The Melrosian was presented with a gift from Vice-President Jimmy Doyle. Kylie and Cher then kept the audience entertained for the evening. ... [more]

26/06/2005

Melrose Welcomes Michael Palin

A capacity audience was entertained by Michael Palin in the towns Festival Ball marquee. The event proved a huge success as he described some of his many experiences journeying the globe. ... [more]

26/06/2005

Festival Ball 2005

The Festival Summer Ball was held in a marquee and was attended by over 125 couples. The event was a great success with a traditional band and disco providing the entertainment. ... [more]

26/06/2005

Crowning of the Queen

Melrose Abbey provided the spectacular backdrop for the main ceremonies of Festival Week. Melrosian Brynmor Thom was officially appointed and Queen Alexandra crowned. Ex-Provost George Miller delivere ... [more]

27/06/2005

Fancy Dress 2005 - Melrose

The Festival Fancy Dress Parade was held in glorious sunshine with a record number of entries covering all age groups. From the topical to the time consuming the costumes brought out the best in imagi ... [more]

24/06/2005

Melrosians Rideout 2005

A large mounted contingent followed Melrosian Brynmor Thom as he led the cavalcade through the spectacular countryside around Melrose. Covering 12 miles the traditional route started at The Greenyards ... [more]

21/06/2005

Melrose Festival 2005

Festival week started in traditional fashion with the Kirkin of the Melrosian in the Parish Church. This was followed by a family carnival and exhibition rugby match between Melrose Grammar and St Mar ... [more]

19/06/2005

Fun Run in Melrose

The 2nd J S Crawford sponsored Borders Fun Run took place in uncertain weather however this did not deter the participants with a larger number than last year taking part. The afternoon finished with ... [more]

13/06/2005

Commemorative Service to Mark the End of The Second World War

A service took place in Melrose to mark the 60th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War. The Service was followed by refreshments and a chance for the veterans to reflect and meet old friends ... [more]

05/06/2005

Memories of WW2 - BBC Peoples War

The biggest story gathering event in history: Do your bit to preserve memories of WW2 As part of Veterans Awareness Week (3rd-10th July 2005), the BBC, the Royal British Legion, the Big Lottery ... [more]

07/06/2005

Melrose Festival Queen and Court 2005

The Festival Court for 2005 has been announced with the participants as follows - Festival Queen - Alexandra Mather First Attendant - Emily Hogarth Second Attendant - Michelle Bleasdale Co ... [more]

11/05/2005

Appointment of Melrosian 2005 Brynmor Thom

Brynmor Thom was appointed Melrosian for 2005 at the traditional ceremony in The Corn Exchange. A social followed the formal proceedings and the evening wound up with an Ex-Melrosians organised functi ... [more]

06/05/2005

Borders Book Festival 23rd - 26th June 2005 - Melrose

Borders Book Festival – Where Words Come Alive! Thursday 23rd – Sunday 26th June What could be better – or more fitting – than a book festival in the Borders based in Melrose? This year’s Borde ... [more]

22/04/2005

Scottish Borders Book Festival - Calendar of Events

Diary of Events Wednesday 22nd June - 7.30pm Festival Fringe Event - Open Reading - Wynd Theatre Thursday 23rd June 2005 - 8.00pm Roy Hattersley - Wynd Theatre - Tickets: £12.00 Friday 24th ... [more]

28/04/2005

Michael Palin to Visit Melrose

Michael Palin is to visit Melrose as part of the 2005 Borders Book Festival in June. This is the second year the event has been held in the town - also attending will be Germaine Greer, Claire Macdona ... [more]

22/04/2005

Marie Curie Walk at Melrose

Nearly 400 walkers took part in this years walk from the Borders General Hospital along the "Daffodil Mile" ... [more]

03/04/2005

Melrose Rugby Sevens 2006

The Melrose Sevens will take place on the 8th April 2006 - for ticket applications, corporate hospitality, sponsorship etc see www.melrose7s.com or contact - douglas@bordernet.co.uk ... [more]

29/01/2005

Self Catering Holiday Cottage - Melrose Scotland

Kirklands Cottages - newly refurbished holiday cottage in a rural setting yet only 5 minutes from Melrose. www.kirklandscottages.co.uk ... [more]

22/02/2005

Fun and Fireworks at New Year in Melrose

Melrose welcomed the New Year in the Market Square with a firework display and music. ... [more]

07/01/2005

Melrose Bed and Breakfast - Braidwood

Braidwood is celebrating its first birthday under the new ownership of Mike and Helen Dalgetty. Se our main website at www.braidwoodmelrose.co.uk ... [more]

23/11/2004

Melrose Music Society Programme 2004/2005

Melrose Music Society Season 2004/2005 2004 Saturday 4 December at 3.00pm Cameo A return after several years with ‘An afternoon with Dickens’ featuring music of that time with popular balla ... [more]

27/11/2004

Melrose in Bloom

The annual award presentation for Melrose in Bloom’s floral displays competition was held on Tuesday. The awards, which were presented by Councillor Bill Smith, are given in recognition of the best ... [more]

13/09/2004

Melrose Pipe Band Competition 2004

Great weather blessed a packed The Melrose Pipe Band Competition this year with bands coming from as near as Gala to as far as Canberra in Australia. The event climaxed with a march of the massed band ... [more]

22/08/2004

Summer Festival

More Pictures ... [more]

29/06/2004

Other Festival Pictures

Some pictures from both the "official" and "Unofficial" collection. ... [more]

28/06/2004

Elvis Meets The Melrosian

Melrose Rugby Club was the venue for a historic meeting when Elvis met Melrosian Kenneth Brown. He said "It was a real thrill for me to meet The Melrosian and perform in front of such an enthusia ... [more]

28/06/2004

Melrose History Tour

The traditional tour of historical ceremonies taking in The Market Square, Newstead, Trimontium, Gattonside, Abbotsford, Darnick and Melrose Abbey took place in reasonable weather until the last port ... [more]

27/06/2004

Melrose Festival Ball

The Festival ball was held in a marquee in the grounds of St Mary's School. The event was attended by a large crowd including visiting principals from neighbouring towns who "danced the night awa ... [more]

27/06/2004

The Crowning of the Queen

Gillian Paterson was crowned Festival Queen and Kenneth Brown was installed as Melrosian in Melrose Parish Church where a large crowd to watch the proceedings. Michael Moore delivered this years orati ... [more]

27/06/2004

Melrose Fancy Dress Parade

Good weather resulted in a large turn out of all age groups for the fancy dress parade - the evening concluding in the Greenyards with a disco. ... [more]

22/06/2004

Melrose Fancy Dress 2004

Good weather resulted in a large turn out of all age groups for the fancy dress parade - the evening concluding in the Greenyards with a disco. ... [more]

23/06/2004

Fancy Dress Parade

More photos ... [more]

22/06/2004

Carnival Parade in Melrose

More pics.......... ... [more]

22/06/2004

Melrose Fancy Dress

Goog weather resulted in a large turn out of all age groups for the fancy dress parade - the evening concluding in the Greenyards with a disco. ... [more]

22/06/2004

Festival Rideout at Melrose

Youngest Rider not on Lead Rein - George Crawford Oldest Rider - Sandie Boa Smartest Junior Rider under 12 years - Shaun Blackwood Best Turned Out Rider and Mount - Jackie Brown More pictures..... ... [more]

22/06/2004

Common Riding

Youngest Rider not on Lead Rein - George Crawford Oldest Rider - Sandie Boa Smartest Junior Rider under 12 years - Shaun Blackwood Best Turned Out Rider and Mount - Jackie Brown At Melrose Festiva ... [more]

22/06/2004

Melrose Rideout 2004

The Melrosian Kenneth Brown led a cavalcade of over 150 horses on the Melrose Festival Rideout on Monday evening. The evening concluded with presentations in the Market Square and a social evening in ... [more]

22/06/2004

Melrose Festival Fun Day

The childrens fun day was held in the Gibson Park where a large crowd turned out to sample everything from jousting to quad bikes. ... [more]

21/06/2004

More Fun Day Capers

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20/06/2004

Melrose Fun Day

The childrens fun day was held in the Gibson Park where a large crowd turned out to sample everything from jousting to quad bikes. ... [more]

20/06/2004

Festival Sunday 2004

Melrose Festival enjoyed sunshine for the first event of the week when Melrosian for 2004 Kenneth Brown laid a wreath at the War Memorial. This was followed by the Kirkin' Service in Melrose Parish Ch ... [more]

20/06/2004

J S Crawford Borders Fun Run

Blessed with good weather the Borders Fun Run at Melrose arranged by J S Crawford for Multiple Sclerosis Scotland proved to be a huge success with in excess of 400 taking part. The participants left t ... [more]

06/06/2004

More Fun Runners at Melrose

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06/06/2004

Borders Sponsored Fun Run

Blessed with good weather the Borders Fun Run at Melrose arranged by J S Crawford for Multiple Sclerosis Scotland proved to be a huge success with in excess of 400 taking part. The participants left t ... [more]

06/06/2004

.....and yet more funners!

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06/06/2004

Melrose Festival 2004

The Melrosian for 2004 was formally announced at The Corn Exchange on Friday evening - he is Kenneth Brown from Darnick. Ken expressed his pride and delight at being asked to represent the town for th ... [more]

08/05/2004

New Self Catering Accommodation in Melrose Scotland

Situated within easy access to the Rivers Tweed and Leader Kirklands offers comfortable accommodation in the centre of the Scottish Borders. For further information see - www.kirklandscottages.co.uk ... [more]

20/05/2004

Melrose Music Society Programme

Thursday 4 December 2008 | 7.30pm The Amadeus Duo - Margaret Preston (Flute) Alina Bzhezhinska (Harp) Bach - Sonata in E flat Shaposhnikov - Sonate for flute & harp Lutoslawski - Three fragments for flute & harp A Scottish Medley Melrose Parish Church Hall ---------- Friday 23 January 2009 | 7.30pm The Dunedin Ensemble - Susan Hamilton (Soprano) John Butt (Harpsichord) ... [more]

10/11/2008

Tour of Ceremonies

The Melrosian on his Tour of Ceremonies followed by the Sports in Gibson Park. ... [more]

07/07/2003

Bike Ride

The now annual Festival bike ride broke all records with 540 cyclists taking part. The ride followed a route through Newstead, Gattonside, Darnick and back into the town to be met by Melrose Pipes and ... [more]

19/06/2003

Melrose Fancy Dress

The Fancy Dress Parade produced a bumper number of entries - from the topical to the intricate. Young and not so young taking part, the evening was held in glorious sunshine with the finale being a pa ... [more]

19/06/2003

Melrose Festival Rideout

Monday evening saw the traditional rideout attended by almost 200 horses. Many visiting principals came to support Melrosian Jamie Murray as well as locals and his father! Trophies: - Youngest ... [more]

18/06/2003

Couture in Melrose

More fashion - all available in Melrose. ... [more]

28/05/2003

Fashion Show in Melrose

Melrose held its second fashion show recently and it proved to be even more popular than the first. The venue was Melrose Rugby Club where local companies had the opportunity to show off what is avail ... [more]

27/05/2003

Melrose Pipe Band Championship

This years Championship will be held in the grounds of St Mary's School on Saturday 23rd August from 11.00am - 5.00pm. This will be be followed by a Grand Parade through the town at approximately 5.15 ... [more]

12/06/2003

Looking for Melrose Memorabilia!

As an ongoing project we are looking for memorabilia connected with the town for an exhibition next year. If you are aware of anything that could be of interest and this includes documents (old bills/ ... [more]

14/02/2003

Fund Raising Book Sale in Melrose

Clearing your attic or bookshelves?............our annual book sale takes place in August and we would be delighted to accept any donations of unwanted books. The procedes go towards funding local pro ... [more]

10/05/2003

Books and Royal Video Available

A video is now available of the Royal visit to Melrose as part of Her Majesty's Golden Jubilee Tour. It contains footage from The Abbey, The High Street and The Greenyards (In particular the schools). ... [more]

14/10/2002

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