Callant and Laddie meet at Morebattle

Morebattle Ride.
Morebattle Ride.

Riders from Jedburgh and Kelso converged on Morebattle on Sunday for their annual tryst which included a service at the war memorial.

Kelso Laddie Calum Thomson and Jethart Callant Gary Ramsay laid a wreath.

Morebattle Ride.

Morebattle Ride.

They were watched by their supporters, Kelso Right and Left-Hand Men Callum Vickers and Phil Hume, and Jethart’s Right and Left-Hand Men Iain Chisholm and Ryan Miller, as well as Jethart Herald Alan Learmonth.

Brollies were the order of the day for spectators as the principals danced a reel.

Master of ceremonies was Councillor Alec Nicol and the riders were welcomed by Archy Hunter, a Falkirk Bairn, who made Morebattle his home more than 20 
years ago.

He spoke of local history and outlined the story of the Border Reivers. 
The Dickson Cup for the best turned out rider and horse was presented to Sarah Strathdee. Cakes and tea were enjoyed before the principals and their followers then made their respective way homewards.

Morebattle Ride.

Morebattle Ride.

Morebattle Ride.

Morebattle Ride.