Borders young farmers have a ball at annual ball

Young farmers swapped their wellies and workwear for black ties and ball gowns at a Christmas ball last Friday.

Wednesday, 11th December 2019, 12:05 pm
Updated Wednesday, 11th December 2019, 12:40 pm
A cheque handover at Friday's young farmers' ball in Kelso.

More than 140 guests enjoyed a three-course meal and entertainment at the Borders Federation of Young Farmers’ annual do at Kelso’s Cross Keys Hotel.

Members of the federation’s four clubs – Ettrick and Lauderdale, Ednam and Teviotdale and Reston – presented a charity cheque before an evening of dining and dancing.

Federation chairwoman Emily Douglas said: “It was a great night, with around 140 members attending.

Revellers at Friday's young farmers' ball at Kelso's Cross Keys Hotel.

“We were delighted to present a donation to our chosen charity too, and Nina Clancy kindly attended the ball to accept the cheque for the Royal Scottish Agricultural Benevolent Institution.

“Although we haven’t been doing any specific fundraising, we have found over the years that where we have raised money it was just sitting in the bank and would be better put to good use.”

The £2,000 donation will go towards helping the national charity offer support to individuals and their families employed in the agricultural sector.

The Borders clubs, four of the 80-odd affiliated across Scotland, are open to anyone aged 14 to 30 with an interest in farming and rural life.