After almost 30 years of coaching primary school rugby, Bill McLaren blew his whistle for the last time on Tuesday, March 29, 1988, at the Hawick Primary Schools sevens tournament. A PE teacher in the town, Bill also taught gymnastics, athletics and dancing. At the end of the trophy ceremony, he was presented with a memento from all the primary school rugby players.
In the same year, Kelso opera enjoyed success with its show, Kiss Me Kate. The dancers who featured in the opening number were, from left, Nicola Saunders, Marion Lowrie, Julie Morrison, Edna Johnstone, Elizabeth Greenfield and Carolyn Nichol.