Lauder fancy dressers do their town proud

The residents of Lauder know definitely how to let their hair down when fancy dress night comes around.

Thursday, 9th August 2018, 3:13 pm
Updated Thursday, 9th August 2018, 3:18 pm
The Yellow Coats from Thirlistane Caravan Park enjoy the parade.

The popular event, part of the town’s common riding week, engenders a vast amount of fun, imagination, traditional Borders humour and sheer brilliance.

And while the weather may not have been as brilliant as it had been for the previous three months or so, it certainly didn’t water down their spirits.

The results were as follows – Boys under 5: 1, One in a Minion – Fergus Watson; 2, Tooth-Thomas Maitland-Carew.

Jill and Donald Robertson with Corrine and Dougie Scott on the gin at Lauder.

Girls under 5: 1, Chicken –Skye Ramsay; 2, Baby Trump –Beau Hardie; 3, Greatest Showman – Myla Whellans.

Boys 5&6: 1, Mini Marachi-Joel Parkhill; 2, Jaa-Dexter Dickey.

Girls 5&6: 1, Pet Doctor –Summer Herdman; 2, Lauder Luau – Isabel Brown.

Boys 7-9: 1, The Floss –Thomas, Ewen & Ross; 2, Lauder Gum Balls – Rory Gibb; 3; Cornet 65million years ago – Cameron Donald.

Ettrick and Lauderdale's young farmers do Mamma Mia.

Girls 7-9: 1, Beast from the East – Imogen McCrutcheon; 2, Queen Bee – Yvonne Elliot ; 3, Squirrel – Sophie Allen.

Couples under 10: 1. The Nickers – Tilly & Petra; 2, Tooth Fairy – Emily & Thomas Maitland-Carew.

Groups under 10: 1. Lauder Shed – Ogbornes and Owen Alexander; 2, Rub-a-dub-dub – Lauder Mini Dictators; 3, Country File Filming – Dickey family & friends.

Boys 10-15: 1, It’s NOT coming home – Callum Baxter.

Jock Russell, Stuart Wilson and Nigel Atkinson visit Lauder's Hut.

Girls 10-15: 1, The Ball – Amy Baxter; 2, Souper Girl – Meghan Hendrie; 3, Hole in One – Ruby Wilkinson.

Groups 10-15: 1, Lauder Cornets – McDonnell, Wilkinson & Craig Families; 2, Greatest Show – Santini; 3. Grease –Lauren Batchelor & friends.

Couples 10-15: 1. Lauder Mart – Ella & Lily Mundell; 2, Dorothy & Toto – Macy Faichney & Toto; 3, Two Flowerpots – Anna Baxter & Gemma Elliot.

Best family group: 1, E. & J. Taxis – Russell Family; 2, Family Circus – Whellans Family; 3, Incredible Mr Fox–Dickey Family.

Stewart, Morven and Michelle Dick - Lauder Dentists.

Best dressed lady: 1, Lauder Barbie – Eileen Blakey; 2, Miss Piggy – Sandie Boa; 3, Does Yer Mother Ken Chris? – Jess Marwick.

Best dressed gent: 1, Hawick Cornette 2020 – Chris Rogerson; 2, Confused.com – Graham Stevens; 3, Dose – David Waldie.

Adult couples: 1, Lauder Hut – Nigel Atkinson & Stuart Wilson; 2, Pooh Patrol –Alistair Hogg & Gordon Gilder; 3, Hand Maidens – Joanne Thomson & Alexis Hogarth.

Adult groups: 1, Lauder Bakery – Janice McNeill & friends; 2, Gin Party – Scott Family & friends; 3, Chris’s Coos – Jenny Cook & friends.

Best vehicle: 1, The Floss – Wilson family & friends; 2, Mama Mia – Border Principals; 3, Rogerson, Megahy & Dick Auctioneers – Megahy family & friends.

Ella and Lili Mundell with Cara Hood.