Starring role for Kelso skater

Morran Macauley from Kelso prepares for her St Andrews Day appearance in Edinburgh.

Morran Macauley from Kelso prepares for her St Andrews Day appearance in Edinburgh.

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A young ice skater from Kelso is to play a starring role in Edinburgh’s St 
Andrew’s Day celebrations this coming Sunday.

Eight-year-old Morran Macaulay will take to the new ice track in St Andrew’s Square, where she will perform a two-minute routine to Tchaikovsky’s Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Morran Macauley from Kelso prepares for her St Andrews Day appearance in Edinburgh.

Morran Macauley from Kelso prepares for her St Andrews Day appearance in Edinburgh.

After trying skating at Kelso ice rink when she was four, the Broomlands Primary School pupil was given lessons at Murrayfield for her next birthday and has been skating there ever since.

She has just completed her National Ice Skating Association level one test and trains with the capital club two to three times a 
week.

Forty members of Murrayfield Ice Skating Club put their name forward 
to skate on St Andrew’s
Day and Morran is the youngest of only 15 picked.

“I am really looking forward to skating in the square as I have never done a show outside before,” said Morran.

She also revealed that her favourite part was a step sequence which her coach Maureen calls 
Morran’s twinkle toe steps.