Jed pair put Borders on the Burns map

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Jedburgh pupils Hannah Wyness, left, and Eryn Rae have triumphed in the Robert Burns World Federation National Schools Competitions.

The national secondary and primary schools events were held in Dunfermline.

In the primary event, Hannah (P7 Parkside) was awarded best instrumentalist (P6 and P7) and then went on to lift the title of best overall instrumentalist. Following this she had to compete in a packed school hall against the best poetry reciter, bagpiper and singer. Her fiddle playing and smile won the audience and judges over and she was awarded the honour of Scottish Junior Burnsian 2013 – the first child in the Borders to win this much- coveted prize.

In her competition, for her fiddle performance, Eryn (Jedburgh Grammar School) was chosen as best instrumentalist (S1 and S2).