Excitement mounts for start of Innerleithen Games Week

INNERLEITHEN,  UNITED KINGDOM. - 20/ July / 2012 : 'St Ronan's Cleikum Ceremonies''(Photo by  Rob Gray / digitalpic / Freelance / � 2012)'Single UK Use; No Resale; Fee payable on Publication;
INNERLEITHEN, UNITED KINGDOM. - 20/ July / 2012 : 'St Ronan's Cleikum Ceremonies''(Photo by Rob Gray / digitalpic / Freelance / � 2012)'Single UK Use; No Resale; Fee payable on Publication;
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The Games Committee is making an appeal to car-owners to keep parade routes clear. Parked cars partially block parade routes making it dangerous for everyone taking part, including the children. The committee is appealing to car-owners to move their cars to a safe place until the parade has passed.

The parade routes for Games Week are as follows: Sunday, 10.30am-12.30pm Hall Street, High Street, Leithen Road ; Thursday, July 18, 7pm-8.45pm Hall Street, High Street, Pirn Road, Horsbrugh Street; Friday, July 19, 6.30pm- midnight Hall Street, High Street, Bellendene, Wells Brae, Leithen Road ; 3-4pm Hall Street, High Street ;Chambers Street, Buccleuch Street ;(up to Strand), Maxwell Street, Damside, Buccleuch Street ; Chambers Street; Saturday, July 20, 10.30am-2pm Hall Street, Traquair Road, Miller Street, Waverley Road, Damside, Strand, Leithen Road, High Street, Hall Street , 6.30-8pm Hall Street, High Street , 10pm-11.30pm High Street, Hall Street, St Ronan’s Terrace, Peebles Road, Buccleuch Street, Chambers Street


SUNDAY & SATURDAY: BANDS PERFORMANCES –Both the Sunday afternoon programme of music (3pm) and the Retreat (Saturday, 7pm) will be on the High Street.

MONDAY: CAR TREASURE HUNT– For the 21st time, compiler Adrian Keddie has set a fascinating route through spectacular countryside with clues of devilish cunning to guide you on your way. All competitors should report to the Memorial Hall, Leithen Road, between 5.30pm and 6.30pm to collect their clue sheets. Entry is £5 per car. Completed sheets should be handed in at the desk in the foyer of the Memorial Hall by 9.30pm. Time penalties are imposed on teams handing in their sheets for checking after 9.30pm, any handed in after 10pm will not be checked at all. Tea and sandwiches provided by members of the Games committee will be available to participants while they await the results. The bar in the hall will also be open . The winner will receive the Cissie Barnett Trophy and a cash prize of £100. Second and third will receive £50 and £25 respectively. The prizes will be presented by Standard Bearer Elect Lyle Caine and his Lass Zoe Taylor.


There are a variety of track events for children from nursery age up to S1. The programme has been arranged again in school classes for the year just ended. Children must run in the event for the class that they have been in up to June 2013. All children residing in Innerleithen, Traquair and Glen are eligible to take part. A treat will be served up midway through the programme for children 3-15 years. Following the sports there will be a disco in the Memorial Hall for 8-13 year olds (8.15-9.45pm) and a magician in the Parish Church Hall for 4-7 year olds (8.15-9.30pm). Entry is by collection for both events and there will be juice and crisps on sale at the disco.


All competitors choose own classes and assemble in Victoria Park for judging at 7pm. Classes 19 and 20 assemble in Hall Street. Please note that there is no longer a class for characters horseback, but the cycle class has been restored.


A torchlight procession will leave from outside the Vale Club at the top of The Batty at 10pm for Curly Hill where there will be a bonfire and fireworks display.

Fireworks Regulations (Scotland) 2004: Dispensation has been granted by Scottish Borders Council for a firework display to take place after 11pm on Caerlee Hill, Innerleithen on Saturday, July 20 as part of the St. Ronan’s Border Games Week celebrations .