Jedburgh-Brittany bonds shown in rugby and music

Jethart Callant's Festival 2015. The leader of Jedburgh Pipe Band salutes the War Memorial.
Jethart Callant's Festival 2015. The leader of Jedburgh Pipe Band salutes the War Memorial.
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In the first week of April, Jedburgh Twinning again welcomes visitors from 
Malestroit, the burgh’s twin town in Brittany – this time with a difference!

The visit is being jointly organised through Jed Thistle RFC and local musicians.

The guests are members of the under-18s section of the Rugby Club in the Malestroit area, together with some members of the Bagad Auel Douar (their town’s local Pipe Band).

As well as a bit of the traditional sightseeing around the Borders, the visit will feature matches against Jed Thistle (held at Lothian Park, on Tuesday, April 5 at 4.30pm) and the Kelso Junior Rugby Club (at Poynder Park, on Thursday, April 7 at 4.30pm).

The Bagad Auel Douar will play on the pitch before both matches.

Despite their common celtic roots, there are differences between a Breton and a Scottish Pipe Band – but a joint practice with the Jedburgh RBLS Pipe Band will be another feature of their week in the Borders and music fans may well be able to see them playing in other locations around the area.

Members of the public are urged to come along to 
support the rugby matches 
between Jed Thistle, Kelso Quins and their visitors.

For more information on events around the vistit, email chair@jedburghtwinning.org.uk.