GOLDEN DAYS AT MOREBATTLE AND YETHOLM

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Children from the Morebattle and Yetholm areas won gold medals after taking part in an Olympic Games-themed holiday club run by the Church of Scotland.

On Your Marks brought together primary schoolchildren from the two villages, as well as Linton and Hownam, for a week of fun, games, craft and exploration of the Scripture Union theme.

Children and parents representing Greece, Brazil and Malawai went home from the Friday evening supper to watch the opening ceremony.

At the holiday club-led service on Sunday, in which the youngsters received specially crafted gold medals, three sisters from the team were baptised by the Reverend Robin McHaffie, along with their parents, while Apithanny Bourne and Morag Thomson were confirmed as full members of the “team” of Linton, Morebattle, Hownam and Yetholm Parish Church of Scotland.