1981 was the proclaimed International Year of the Disabled by the United Nations. The idea had its critics, being seen by many as insensitive and patronising, but it saw many sponsored events take place to raise funds and awareness.
Six of the youngest participants took part in a two-mile sponsored walk, starting at Clovenfords.
They were: Michelle Kerr, Nicola and Madeleine Gash, Kenneth Bayne, Stephen Slawson and Karen Romanes. All six youngsters attended Caddonfoot Playgroup