Crowning glory for festival princess Brooke

Brooke Hollett, centre, Abigail Taylor, right, and Lucy Laing
Brooke Hollett, centre, Abigail Taylor, right, and Lucy Laing

No matter the weather, the sun will definetely be shining for one Burnfoot school pupil over the next few weeks
after she was named Hawick Summer Festival Flower Princess.

Primary-six youngster Brooke Hollett will be joined by attendants Abigail Taylor and Lucy Laing at a special crowning ceremony next month to launch the 30th anniversary of the annual ten-day extravaganza.

The ceremony is part of a spectacular Children’s Day on Saturday, August 16, at Teviotdale Leisure Centre, when up to 200 children are expected to attend the event following the outstanding success of the inaugural Children’s Day last year.

Hawick Summer Festival chairman Gerry Monaghan said: “We are delighted to be able to host the Children’s Day again this year. Last year was a revelation with children from across Hawick coming together to enjoy a host of activities.”

Bouncy castles, climbing walls, Zumba sessions, art activities, pen portraits, side show stalls, dance mats and lots more will be on offer throughout the afternoon in the bowls arena. This will be followed by the crowning ceremony, flower princess’ tea party and primary school disco.

Tickets are on sale for primary school-aged pupils priced £5, from Brydon’s Café, Dobbie & Michie and Teviotdale Leisure Centre.

The festival runs from August 16 to August 25.