Herds in good heart for supper

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The Lauder Herds Supper Committee held another successful annual dinner in the Lauderdale Hotel last month, Dougie Scott writes.

Piper Arch Anderson got the evening started by playing in the top table speakers.

The chairman, Malcolm Corbett, welcoming the company and said grace.

Andrew Kerr from Fountainhall, proposing the toast to the herds, delivered an excellent address with some light-hearted stories for good measure. John McDougal from the Loch Lomond area, gave an fine reply.

The toast to the farmers was proposed by Alan Bain from the Edinburgh area. Replying, Selkirk farmer Alec Telfer, had the company highly amused with his dodgy French accent.

Tich Frier provided the musical entertainment and the odd humorous tale thrown in.

The £400 raised through the raffle and auction will go to the Margaret Kerr Unit at the Borders General Hospital. The committee would like to thank everybody who attended and all the businesses who gave raffle prizes.

Next year’s supper will be in the Lauderdale Hotel on February 15.