Organisers this week hailed Morebattle Festival a success, saying good weather was key to boosting numbers of people attending events.
The festivities included a family day, photography exhibition, 12 entries in the scarecrow competition and culminated with the fancy dress parade and presentation of cups on Friday and Morebattle Games on Saturday.
Organisers John and Catherine Mabon said: “We were very pleased with the whole week. The good weather made a big difference to the attendance of all events which were very well supported.”
Wednesday – Whist – Ladies: 1, Mary Tait, 2, Evelyn Taylor, 3, Christine Ballantyne, 4, Catherine Mabon; Booby, Jenny, Longest Sitter, Stella Gillie; Gents – 1, Roy Buchanan, 2, Mrs Hogg, 3, Jock Middlemas, 4, Jimmy Douglas: Booby, Ella Young, Longest Sitter, Sheena Nelson. Dominoes – 1, Brenda Burke, 2, Craig Anderson, 3, Angela Cook, 4, Graeme Lang.
Thursday – Egg Hunt – 1, Angus Barbour, 2, Jenny Thomson, 3, Beth Thomson; Teddy Bears’ Picnic – 1, Haidyn Thomson with Bun, 2, Eivie Leonard with Teddy, 3, Liam Armstrong with Donk; Treasure Hunt – 1, Lucy Thomson, Lillie Reid and Dale Adams, 2, Brad Adams and Rebecca Coonie, 3, Emma Thomson and Sasha Jackson; Pet Show – Large Dog – 1, Molly with Gellie, 2, Barbour Boys with Kizzie, 3, Jordan Chisholm with Patch; Small Dog – 1, Amy Ralston with Tango, 2, Ely McBlain with Lola, 3, Liam Purves with Oscar; Pet other than dog – 1, Tilly Bourne with Poppy (guinea pig), 2, Liam Purves with Goldie (hamster), 3, Flora Thomson with Gertrude and Nibbles (hamsters); Rescued Pet – 1, Emily Savage with Jet (dog), 2, Emma, Lucy and Jenny Thomson with Tigger (cat), 3, Tamara Cook with Merlin (cat); Owner most like their Pet – 1, Holly Wyatt with Dusty (cat), 2, Matthew Little with Crafty (dog), 3, Liam Purves with Oscar (dog); Friday Fancy Dress: Children 7 and under – 1, Ely McBlain as Little Bopeep, 2, Logan Omara as Little Monster, 3, Millie Workman as Girl Pirate; Children 8-16 – 1, Flora Thomson as Wimbledon (Andy Murray), 2, Sam Johnston as Morebattle Wind Farm, 3, Finn McEwan as Vain Rooney; Children’s Groups – 1, Chloe, Ryan and Katie Wight as One Man and His Dog, 2, Emma, Lucy, Jenny Thomson and Tamara Mallen as British Lion Cubs Grand Tour, 3, Brad and Dale Adams as The Smurfs; Individual Adults – 1, Louise Bryce as Kate Middleton and Prince George, 2, Carol Purves – Votes for Women, 3, Joanne Sudlow – Bertie Bassett; Mixed Groups – 1, Wyatt Family & Friends – Wizard of Oz, 2, Morebattle Shop Assistants – Morebattle Tattie Bogles, 3, Cook Family and Friends – Whitton Prisoners. Overall Winner of Fancy Dress was One Man and His Dog – Chloe, Ryan and Katie Wight; Scarecrows – 1, Kate Patterson (Track and Field), 2, Sheila Fox (The Hiker), 3, Carol Purves (Love Your Garden).