Appeal for funds for Sash Girl dresses

Sash girls relaxing after the service
Sash girls relaxing after the service

St. Ronan’s Border Games Committee is appealing for funds to replace the Sash Girls’ dresses in time for July’s celebrations.

The girls are P3-7 pupils at St. Ronan’s School, chosen to take part in the annual Cleikum Ceremonies.

“The role was first introduced fifty years ago in 1966, so it’s fitting that we are looking to provide new dresses this year,” said games chairman Keith Belleville. “We need to raise around £500 to ensure everyone is kitted out and would be very grateful for any support that people feel able to contribute. “

Donations can be sent to the treasurer, Foresters, Wells Brae, Innerleithen, EH44 6JE with cheques payable to “St. Ronan’s Border Games.”

The committee plans to celebrate fifty years of the Sash Girls with an article in the Games Week programme and is appealing for memories of the role down the years. If any one has any stories they would like to share, please email KJBelleville@aol.com.