Braw Lads Gathering: Cameron and Abbie all set for big day

Braw Lad Cameron Pate, Braw Lass Abbie Frankland and their attendants cross the Tweed on their way to Lindean on Monday.
Braw Lad Cameron Pate, Braw Lass Abbie Frankland and their attendants cross the Tweed on their way to Lindean on Monday.

Gala’s Braw Lad and Lass and attendants have been counting down the days to Saturday’s extravaganza.

Following the ball on Saturday, held at the academy, Braw Lad Cameron Pate, Braw Lass Abbie Frankland, along with attendants Gavin Young, Alice Mackay, Daniel Whitehead and Lucy Black, attended the Kirkin’ ceremony on Sunday morning at Trinity Church and the Sports at Netherdale in the afternoon.

Monday brought the historic ride to Lindean, crossing the Tweed on the way. Cameron placed a wreath on the Preachers Cross, before the cavalcade of 168 riders headed back home, via the traditional Chases at Hollybush.

The swimming gala and the Ex-Braw Lads and Lasses Association Dinner took place on Tuesday night and the Torwoodlee ride-out, Fancy Dress Parade and Carnival Dance tonight.

With school visits on Friday and the Investiture Concert on Friday night, and, of course, an early start (8am) on Saturday, it’s certainly a breathless week.