Lindean rideout to cross River Tweed

Braw Lads Gatherin. 2012 Braw Lad Ryan Mania, winner of the 2013 Grand National .
Braw Lads Gatherin. 2012 Braw Lad Ryan Mania, winner of the 2013 Grand National .

The Braw Lads’ Lindean Rideout will cross the River Tweed as expected tonight, provided there is no more rain.

With no rain forecast this afternoon, hundreds of riders are predicted to head across the river at Abbotsford on their way to the Auld Kirk at Lindean.

Behind Braw Lad Daniel Whitehead and Braw Lass Lucy Black, the cavalcade will return to Galashiels and head to Hollybush for the coveted Lindean Chase Races at around 8pm.

Torrential rain saw yesterday’s children’s sports day abandoned after the primary one races, and it is not expected to be rescheduled.

Tomorrow sees the Swimming Gala and Ex-Braw Lads’ and Lassies’ Association Dinner, while Wednesday is the rideout to Torwoodlee and fancy dress parade.

The civic reception is held on Thursday, while the investiture concert takes place on Friday ahead of Braw Lads Day.