PICTURE SPECIAL: Mosstroppers ride-out on a weekend of fundraising

What a fruitful weekend it proved to be for Hawick’s Ancient Order of Mosstroopers.

Tuesday, 28th September 2021, 11:04 am
Updated Tuesday, 28th September 2021, 11:06 am
Vice president of the Mosstroopers John Hepburn leads the fun ride from the Mair. (Photo: BILL McBURNIE)
Vice president of the Mosstroopers John Hepburn leads the fun ride from the Mair. (Photo: BILL McBURNIE)

On Friday night it was the order’s annual dinner at Hawick Rugby Club and on Saturday there was a fun ride-out to Mosspaul, with 11 riders setting off from Hawick Moor.

A club spokesperson said: “Although a couple of light drizzles came along the way it was on the whole a dry afternoon. Arriving at Mosspaul, ex-president Gordon Short gave a speech about the club. Keith ‘Chugger Brown’, Euan Welsh and Scott Lambie all favoured the company.”

At a fundraising night at the Angling Club on Saturday £7,200 was divided between two good causes – Oliver’s Trust and The Margaret Kerr Unit.

Nicky Watson giving Karla Purvis some juice at Alderybar . (Photo: BILL McBURNIE)
Mark Nichol leaving the Mair. (Photo: BILL McBURNIE)
Ian, Jenna and Joel Campbell with Jamie Richardson and son Max. (Photo: BILL McBURNIE)
Mark Nichol preparing for the Mosstrooper fun ride with Harris and Robbie. (Photo: BILL McBURNIE)
Phil Nichol, Grahame Nichol and Mark Nichol. (Photo: BILL McBURNIE)
Steve and Nicky Watson provided refreshments at Alderybar Farm. (Photos: BILL McBURNIE)