Brian Michael Szatylowicz entered the world at 2.55pm on Monday, August 1, 1988 – the first baby to be born at the new Borders General Hospital. Weighing in at a very healthy 9lbs ½oz, he was the pride and joy of parents Sonya and Adrian Szatylowicz, of Pringle Lane, Galashiels.
In perfect weather, the 19th annual Burnfoot Carnival and Sports took place in the community centre and sports field on Sunday, June 26 1988. Here, carnival queen Beverley Sinton holds court, surrounded by her attendants. She was crowned by chief guest Provost Myra Turnbull. Other guests included Hawick Cornet Stuart Farish and his Lass, Linda Falconer.