Busy weekend for the provost

Provost Stuart Marshall has his very own royal appointment this weekend.

The town’s civic head was delighted to learn earlier this week that he will be introduced to His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester during Sunday’s Battle of Waterloo re-enactment at Penielheugh, near Jedburgh.

“I feel very honoured indeed to have received such an invitation,” he told the Hawick News.

“And I look forward to what looks certain to be a fun-packed day that will mark a very important period in our country’s history.”

The provost will also be representing the town at tomorrow’s Braw Lads’ Gathering in Galashiels.