It’s a ‘perfect party night’ for Mosstroopers at Ball

Pictured, from left, are vice-president David Oliver and wife Lisa, Right-Hand Man Chris Ritson and Lass Heather Amos, Cornet Ross Gibson and Lass Michelle Paxton, president John Tait and wife Anita, Left-Hand Man Ross Nichol and Lass Gillian Smith, and Acting Father and Mother, Alan and Jane Gray
Pictured, from left, are vice-president David Oliver and wife Lisa, Right-Hand Man Chris Ritson and Lass Heather Amos, Cornet Ross Gibson and Lass Michelle Paxton, president John Tait and wife Anita, Left-Hand Man Ross Nichol and Lass Gillian Smith, and Acting Father and Mother, Alan and Jane Gray

The annual Ancient Order of Mosstroopers’ Ball was almost full to capacity last Friday evening when around 140 people danced the night away in the town hall.

The festive dinner and dance is always a popular date in the early December calendar, and with Mosstroopers and their partners dressed to the nines and a resplendent Cornet’s Party in attendance, it certainly proved to be the perfect winter warmer.

And according to vice-president David Oliver, the entire night was a highlight to remember.

He told the Hawick News: “It was an absolutely brilliant night from start to finish. The Cornet was in excellent form and spoke well, as did president John Tait who officiated in fine style and did a great job.”

Also on top form were the evening’s entertainers, Jock Thomson and the Stevie T Band, who ensured the annual shindig was yet again a huge hit. And caterer Debbie Brown’s faultless traditional fayre ensured the evening had all the right ingredients for success.

Mr Oliver, who said Grace ahead of the meal, added: “The food was excellent and everyone was in great spirits, there was a real early Christmas mood. It was a perfect party night and just couldn’t have gone any better.”