From our archives

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1973

AFTER a three-hour trial at the Police Court yesterday, Bailie Mrs H. Scott returned a verdict of “not proven” on William Douglas Wilson, Westfield, Kirkton, who had pleaded not guilty to conducting himself in a disorderly manner and committing a breach of peace while following the Cornet on May 12.

1983

THE BURNFOOT Carnival got off to a dramatic start on Sunday afternoon when the official limousine conveying Carnival Queen Shelley Clamp and her attendants went on fire during the opening procession. Fortunately the occupants were able to vacate the vehicle, a Ford Consul owned by George Broomfield, without injury, and the flames in the engine compartment were put out with a fire extinguisher prior to the arrival of the Fire Brigade.

1993

BRILLIANT sunshine blessed Burnfoot Carnival on Sunday when the popular event celebrated its Silver Jubilee. It was a happy afternoon for everyone with a full programme of children’s race as well as stalls, games, displays, and a popular mobile assault course.

2003

THE Parish extended a warm welcome to His Grace, Archbishop Keith Patrick O’Brien in the Church on Sunday.

The occasion of his visit was to administer the Sacraments of Confirmation Holy Communion to three young girls from the Parish, Maria Beattie, Laurie Coburn and Katie Waugh.