Robyn and Duncan the toast of Melrose

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Melrose marched on towards the town’s June celebrations with the name of the Festival Queen being unveiled and Donald Crawford – who was named as Melrosian in January – being installed.

Robyn Mackay, right, will be crowned at Melrose Abbey on June 18.

Robyn is pictured below with First and Second Attendants Maddie Thomson and Charli McGeever; First and Second Courtiers Ben Sloan and Oliver Ewing; Heralds Luke Blackwood and Andrej Berlansky; and Train Bearers Ella Moore and Maisie White who, bottom, are already in fine spirits.

Opposite, Donald is carried three times round the Mercat Cross by his Right Hand Man, Fraser Anderson and 2012 Melrosian Graeme Crawford (standing in for Left Hand Man Sam Thomson) after receiving his rosette from Elaine Marjoribanks, wife of the festival chairman James.