Trades reunion

FORMER Scotland legends Andy Irvine and John Rutherford will speak at a reunion dinner for Hawick Trades in November.

The evening in Hawick RFC’s clubrooms will raise cash for the Bill McLaren Statue Fund and give ex-players a chance to rekindle some memories of the club.

Part of the £22 ticket price will be donated to the fund, together with the profit from the raffle to be held on the night. The first prize is one of the Trades’ famous sky blue jerseys, autographed by the club’s surviving international players, which the organisers hope will achieve a four-figure sum for the fund.

On the Friday, November 18 line-up, alongside Irvine and Rutherford, will be Hawick’s own Ian Landles.

Anyone wishing to attend should contact Wilson Blaikie on 01450 373613, and further information can be obtained from David Oliver on 07747 023561.