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Callant Jack follows in family’s footsteps

Jethart Callant, Jack Fraser with Right Hand Man Garry Ramsay and Herald Alan Learmonth in the background

Jethart Callant, Jack Fraser with Right Hand Man Garry Ramsay and Herald Alan Learmonth in the background

It’s almost a family tradition as Jack Fraser steps up to lead Jedburgh in its summer festival as Jethart Callant 2014.

For his uncle, Billy Fairgrieve and his mum’s uncle, Jim Sinton are past holders of the honour.

The announcement came in the Royal Burgh on Friday night to cheers from supporters.

Jack, 19, told us: “It was a bit of a shock really. I’m pleased and excited, and looking forward to it.”

The former Howdenburn Primary and Jedburgh Grammar Schools pupil is now studying law at Edinburgh University and has always followed the annual festivities.

Jack, continued: “My family are really looking forward to it as well.

“I have always followed, but never on horseback. I’ve been having lessons since January.

“I’m looking forward to everything: our own rideouts as well as everyone else’s, getting to know the other principals and meeting new people – and, of course, Redeswire and our main Festival Day, the big events for us.”

His mum Kay is a senior account manager for a London-based company and his father Allan is a retired policeman. Half brother Gary works for Disability Sports Scotland while his half sister Gemma is on maternity leave.

Jack will be assisted by his Right and Left-Hand Men, Garry Ramsay and Iain Chisholm, while Alan Learmonth continues as Herald.

 

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