Melrose Festival 1999

Melrose Festival Plants Tree in Memory of Mrs Patricia Maxwell-Scott

Photo: asembled group
The assembled group. enlarge

Melrose Festival Chairman George Bunyan led a group to Abotsford, the ancestral home of Sir Walter Scott. The purpose of the visit was to plant an oak tree in memory of Mrs Patricia Maxwell-Scott. The visitors were met by Mrs Patricia's sister Dame Jean who expressed her gratitude for the gesture.

Photo: Abbotsford House
Abbotsford House. enlarge

Mr Bunyan said "The Festival has always had close links with Abbotsford and Mrs Patricia will be sadly missed". Assisting with the planting were 1998 Melrosian Laing Robson and Festival Queen Hannah Syme. The event was attended by a large number of the Festival executive along with family and friends.

Photo: Planting
Laing Robson planting the tree. enlarge
Photo: Dame Jean Maxwell-Scott
Dame Jean Maxwell-Scott. enlarge