Michael Middlemiss had a wealth of family experience to draw on when he was appointed Lauder Cornet in 1994. His father Bill had been Cornet in 1963 and his two uncles in 1953 and 1954. He had also, more recently, seen three cousins and another cousin’s husband receive the honour. Michael was assisted by his Right and Left Hand Men, Derek Wilson and Andrew Strangeways.
Leithen Rovers football team, pictured in May 1994. Back row, from left – Allan Patterson, James Pringle, Brian Hinton, Greg Frame, Lindsay Rathie, Ronald Landers, David Stevens. Front – Ally Robertson, Gary French, Paul Sommerville, Andrew Woodhouse, Alan Notman, John Robertson.