The identities of the 120 Borderers who will carry the Queen’s Baton on its relay section round the region have now been revealed.
They will run in Duns, Greenlaw, Earlston, Melrose, Tweedbank, Selkirk, Jedburgh, Kelso and Hawick on Wednesday (June 18).
David Laing, of Kelso, former chair of Roxburgh Sports Council, has the honour of being one of those to carry the baton when it crosses into Scotland at Coldstream on Saturday (June 14).
“This is truly exceptional as it means I have been asked to carry the baton into the first town in the Borders,” David said.
Other runners are, as follows – June 18, in Greenlaw: Andrew Beaumont, Blair Rutherford, Michelle Gibb, Graeme Sutherland, Susan Hunter.
Earlston: Callum Love, Jennifer Bond, Alexander Gilchrist, Fraser Wardhaugh, Kerry Sandilands, Alexis Green, Mhairi Henderson, Claire McCulloch.
Melrose: David Boland, Joanna Cavaroli, Elizabeth Clyde, Annabelle Ireland, Stuart Turner, Abbi Blackie, Lee Myers, Caris Watson, Faye Nicholson, Joris Caldow, Kirsteen Mackenzie, David Tawse, Jane Sargent, Sandra Watt, Pauline Grigor, Christina Robertson, David Catto, Thomas Goodman, Elizabeth Scott, Alison Chapman.
Tweedbank: Thomas Otton, Alasdair Clipston, Richard Kenney, Louise Johnston, Ross Falconer, George Wells, Ian Millar, Billy McCulloch, Neil Renton.
Selkirk: John Wheelans, Lee Jones, Craig Hunter, Allan McGee, Bethany Ellis, Sophie Collins, David Hunter, Linda Nicholson, William Main, Dorothy Malkin, John Knox, Kay McColm, Emily Newlands, Helen Rodger, Susan Stewart, Alan Stewart.
Kelso: Frania Gillen-Buchert, Graeme Lang, Derek Paterson, Linsey Young, Fraser Veitch, Megan Kilpatrick, Mark Hill, James Wilson, Colin Dumma, Iain Richards, Susan Baird, Rebecca Easson, Gillian McFadyen.
Jedburgh: Stacey Downie, Glenda Barton, Lily Stenhouse, Heather Robertson, Maureen Virtue, Lauren Tait, Rae Anderson, Jean MacNab, Gemma Scott, Eileen Martin, Kirsty Campbell, Brian Woods, Roy Laidlaw, Lewis Stewart, Trevor Gallon.
Hawick: Allan Moffat, David Rae, Megan Shiel, Lorna Caddick, Jennifer Hudson, Peter Hall, James MacDonald, Pippa Bell, Carly McAllan, Monica Richardson, Caryl Thompson, Andrew Shields, Elizabeth Little, Rosheen Nichol, Brogan Anderson, Kristie Waugh, Stuart Hunter, Lynda Turnbull, Morag Rolland, Janice Chapman, David Oliver and Rory Lawson.