Teries saddle up for Lauder

Cornet Ross Gibson, Left-Hand Man Ross Nichol, Cammy Rudkin and Steven Gray
Cornet Ross Gibson, Left-Hand Man Ross Nichol, Cammy Rudkin and Steven Gray
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Teries once again proved their love of the Borders Common-Ridings and all things equestrian when they turned out in large numbers to support Lauder’s big day on Saturday.

Hawick Cornet Ross Gibson continued his enjoyment of and dedication to his role by riding at the final Common-Riding in his special year, accompanied by Left-hand Man Ross Nichol.

Unfortunately, Acting Father Alan Gray was still sore following a fall at Kelso, and Right-Hand Man Chris Ritson was on holiday. But a host of Teries both on horseback, foot and at the ball at night, ensured the Hawick flag was well and truly flying.

Provost Stuart Marshall said: “Lauder was a terrific day and a few showers didn’t dampen spirits. How impressive it was to see such support from Hawick in the cavalcade, andthe hospitality was, as usual, brilliant.

“It’s hard to believe that was the final Common-Riding of the circuit. It’s been a privilege to have represented Hawick at them all.”