New chapter in Ogilvie story

Will H. Ogilivie cairn
Will H. Ogilivie cairn
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A special gathering is to be held at the Will H. Ogilvie Cairn on the hill road from Ashkirk to Roberton on August 24, at 11am.

The event is to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the structure being erected and to commemorate 50 years since the death of the Borders-born poet who lived in Australia for a decade.

A new book, Bits of Fun, will also be launched.

The original hand-written manuscript of this publication was found in a loft where it had been lying for 50 years.

After it was discovered it was gifted to the Will H. Ogilvie Memorial Committee and reproduced in its original form. It will be on sale at the gathering for £8.

Australian-born Kay Ross, who lives in Ettrickbridge, is to deliver oration, The Road to Roberton will be recited by Philip Murray, of Branxholm Braes, and Scocha will perform.