Cornet at ready as big day nears for Lauder folk

Gala's Braw Lad Mark Wood and Lauder Cornet Greg Scott gallop out of Threepwood
Gala's Braw Lad Mark Wood and Lauder Cornet Greg Scott gallop out of Threepwood

It seems like a long time ago now, as we reach the last of this summer’s common ridings and festivals, since Lauder Common Riding committee chairman Ian Middlemiss introduced Greg Scott as the royal burgh’s cornet and standard bearer for 2016.

The long wait for common riding week is nearly over for the guid folk of Lauder, however, with the fun finally kicking off this Sunday.

Ian Middlemiss, an ex-cornet himself, says preparations for the week are now complete.

“We’re all set and ready to go, and everything should go according to plan hopefully for another great week,” he said.

“The programme is pretty much the same as usual, although one new addition is the bike ride we’ve added to the programme for the Tuesday night, which should be a lot of fun.”

And with Lauder Cornet Greg having already represented his home town at other common ridings and festivals across the region since the beginning of June, Ian says he will be well experienced to do the honours when it comes to Lauder’s big day.

“Now all we want is to see plenty of people out to support the cornet and some nice dry weather, and we wouldn’t say no to a little sunshine either.”