Nostalgia: weather fails to bring down the mood at Tweedbank Fair

Tweedbank parade 1981
Tweedbank parade 1981

It was apparently at some personal risk that the Southern Reporter photographer stepped into the Tweedbank Grand Procession in 1981 to take this picture. We’re not quite sure how he managed to avoid being flattened.

The procession took place on a rather wet Saturday, but that wasn’t enough to dampen spirits in what had been a very successful festival week. The fancy dress parade which was held on the following day more than made up for any parade-day disappointments.