Scocha were not the only thing rocking at Earlston Civic Week, so said Pauline Gillen, chairperson of the festivities’ organising committee.
After a slightly damp start to the day, the sun came out to ensure the many events were well attended.
Pauline told The Southern: “The week was very well supported this year and we received a lot of good feedback from people.
“The fancy dress, which is one of the main events of the week, was very well attended. There maybe wasn’t quite as many entrants as last year, but the quality was very high.
“We had 150 torches at the torchlight procession, which was quite something to see, and we had three pipers playing. The procession is always the highlight of the week for me.
“Scocha played in the marquee on the Saturday night and we had 240 people for that...the place was rocking.”
Pauline continued: “This year, we changed the day for the hill race to the Saturday, which is when we also had the pet show. Lots of teams entered the quiz this year, and as usual, the bingo was well attended.
“All in all it was a very successful week, and a big thank you to all who supported the week to make it the success it was.”
And Pauline added: “To that end, I would like to say a big thanks to all our sponsors who are, as always, very supportive of the week, and we very much appreciate that. Also thanks to Milestone Garden and Leisure for their sponsorship and organisation of the hill races and also Jog Earlston.”
Fancy dress results:
Whitefield Cup for best dressed in above singles category – Earlston High School Demolition.
Committee Cup for singles 11-16 and Groups 11-16 – British Hairways.
Les Scott Trophy – Good Clean Fun.
Hazel Lyall Trophy for most eye-catching in adult single and groups categories – Ballot of Laughs.
Sandy Blair Trophy for most outstanding entry (excluding floats) – Earlston Flower Show.