So its Coldstream-the last or first toon in Scotland depending on direction of travel to take over as the latest civic week, festival, whatever as you can read here
For Reiver read Coldstreamer throughout. I was particularly struck with this passage :Presenting Coldstream chairman Jim Leifer reminded those present of the nonsense that the late Stuart Tait brought to the week's festivities - in particular the international golf competition which involved hitting golf balls across the River Tweed from the Coldstream bank onto the English bank of the river. An added dimension to the competition came about when Stuart persuaded a game Englishman to dress up in armour* and be one of the targets!
I wonder which "game Englishman" was persuaded some time back to offer his head for the ball in the original Duns Ba' Game?
(* Armour? Bit of a wimp? Blog ed)
Coldstream's town motto has an interesting history an old 'streamer tells me.
In the first of those tedious competitions for 'Best wee Toon' Coldstream came second.
It was the only entrant.
Thus Nulli SecundusSecond to none
Labels: Coldstream, Duns Ba' Game, Flodden, Reivers