Mayde in Greenlaw
Its that time of the year that the main Berwickshire 'toons'get ready for their annual commemorations of their disreputable pasts: Duns with its Reiver and supporting cast-Coldstream with the Coldstreamer, right hand and left hand men and the sad pilgrimage to Flodden Field.Now Greenlaw, the Berwickshire 'Ancient' Capital (Before this honour was ceded to Duns) with its racing armed response unit and its sleeping policemen, is getting into the act.
:New image for Greenlaw Festival
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Committee is re-formed
« GREENLAW Festival Weekend Committee have re-formed, and are meeting regularly to plan for the 2007 Festival Weekend.
The event will provide entertainment over a number of days and it is hoped that local groups and individuals will get involved and share their skills and experience in making it a fun event for all.
This year the festival will have a new image, focusing activities over a weekend in August. There hasn't been a Greenlaw Maid for four years, although the Greenlaw Fayre Maid was crowned last year, so the committee are hoping for a well-supported weekend.
They are currently seeking nominees for the 2007 Greenlaw Maid. Interested girls (currently aged 14 years and over) are asked to pick up a nomination form from Sandy McLean & Co's office in East High Street, Greenlaw. Nomination forms must be returned to the same address by May 9.
This year's Maid will be announced at a Dance to be held on the June 1, details to be advertised in Greenlaw nearer to the event.
The Committee would like to ask for everyone's ideas and support to make the Festival Weekend a great success.
So if you are Greenlaw Teenager, distaff preferably, and would like to be a Maid (or rather,more likely, a Mayde)and were passed over last year as the Fayre Maid, now is your chance for a week of glory in Vibrant Greenlaw. And the best of Berwickshire luck.
What is special about Greenlaw? I asked a Borderer when I first came here. 'Its a small toon 'he said. 'It what you pass through on your way to somewhere else.' A bit like Coldstream?' I suggested 'Yes' he said.
'But it doesn't take as long'