Melrose, Scotland

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Melrose Festival 1998

Tour of Ceremonies

[Photo: Abbotsford House]
Principals at Abbotsford House

Market Square

The tour begins at the market square, former home of the sheep market and the Fastern E'en Ba' game.


The Melrosian is greeted by members of the ancient Masonic Lodge.


The Melrosian meets a 'Roman centurion'.


A 'monk' from Gattonside gives The Festival Queen and the Melrosian cherries. A reminder of the old orchards.


Sir Walter Scott's famous house.


Symbolic gifts of wax and honey are offered at the 430 year old Peel Tower.

Melrose Abbey

The Charter of King David for the 850 year old abbey is re-inacted, and Robert the Bruce's heart is commemorated.

June 1998
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