Walking in the land of the Reivers as event makes festival return

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AFTER a gap last year the hugely popular Reivers Walk returns to the festival line-up.

Coordinated by John Hope, with the help of Ian Landles, the walk follows a similar route to the Roberton Ride-out, with plenty points of interest along the way.

It will start from the Common Haugh at 9am on Sunday, March 24, and arrive at the Foreman Hall by 12.30pm.

A spokesperson said: “It is of moderate difficulty and appropriate walking gear, especially footwear, is essential. As we are at the start of lambing season no dogs will be permitted.”

A lunch of soup and stovies will be available and Bernie Armstrong has gathered a cast of young performers to entertain at a concert entitled ‘Border Songs and Poetry’.

This includes Robert Scott, Lauren Renwick, Charlie Marshall, Evelyn Armstrong and Tom Elliott-Walker and they will be joined by Darren Knox from Jedburgh and Kim Brown from Selkirk.

Anyone wishing to attend the lunch must but a ticket, £8, in advance from BannermanBurke.

The concert is also open to the less energetic who simply want to make their way direct to Roberton for some good food and entertainment.

The spokesperson added: “This has always been a very popular event in the past and tickets are in high demand.”

The committee are grateful to all who supported by buying programmes and prize draw tickets in Sainsbury’s.

They will be on sale again this weekend in Morrisons.