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Tradition was turned on its head on Friday when Lauder Parish Church finally held its Burns supper at The Lodge, Carfraemill, after it had been delayed due to bad weather the previous week.

In an inspiring move, the top-table consisted of five third-year students from Earlston High School.

Holding the entertainment together was chairperson Nicola Pringle. Piper was William Conington who braved the cold evening to pipe in guests and then the haggis, which was carried by chef Susan Kay. The Selkirk Grace was delivered by 10-year-old Jacob Fawcett.

Heather Jeffrey had the task of addressing the haggis. The Immortal Memory was given by Eve McLachlin, while Aaron Dornan delivered a humorous toast to the lassies, to which Mary Hall gave a robust reply.

The musical entertainment was from Alan and Susan Windram, and Graham Jeffrey and Sasha Stamenkovic.

Money raised at the evening will go to The Lavender Touch and CLIC Sargent.