Three of the best put their hats in the ring

Barri Gadgi Scott Gillies and Barri Manushi Rebecca Mather at Yetholm picking night.
Barri Gadgi Scott Gillies and Barri Manushi Rebecca Mather at Yetholm picking night.

Friday saw crowds gather in the Wauchope Hall for the installation of Yetholm’s Bari Gadgi and Bari Manushi for 2014-15.

This year’s Bari Gadgi is 24-year-old local lad Scott Gillies. Bari Manushi is Rebecca Mather.

Scott told us: “It is a great privilege to be chosen to be the Bari Gadgi and represent the village. I am looking forward to the whole of Festival Week, especially the Stob Stanes ride-out, which will be my first time, so I’m a bit nervous, but excited as well.”