Earlston extravaganza

A community day was held on Saturday to showcase the variety of volunteer-led groups in Earlston – and more than 30 of them flocked to the town square, writes Dylan Howel.

Residents turned out in force to support the event and many were surprised at the number of groups operating in the area.

“I have just moved into the village and it’s great to find out what’s going on,” said one.

For the younger generation the biggest attraction of the day was the mobile pump track organised by the Leader Bike Club. This proved so popular that even Jeremy Purvis MSP couldn’t resist having a go.

“The day has proven to be a great success and I have been amazed at the number of groups running in the village. It was a fantastic day for raising awareness, meeting new people and getting involved with your community,” commented Mags Powell, chair of Earlston Community Development Trust.