Laing Robson is Melrosian for 1998

Melrose Festival 1998 Programme

Photo: Laing Robson, Alasdair Fairbairn and Ian McDermott
Alasdair Fairbairn, Laing Robson and Ian McDermott. Courtesy: Border Telegraph
Friday the 1st of May saw the appointment of Laing Robson as Melrosian for 1998. Laing is the 21 year old son of Ian and Sheila Robson, Fauhope, Gattonside, Melrose. He will be supported by Alasdair Fairbairn and Ian McDermott as right and left hand men.

Laing was welcomed by a large crowd in the Market Square. This was followed by a social evening in the George and Abbotsford Hotel which extended into the 'wee sma hours'.

1998 Festival Queen and her Court This year's Melrosian will be supported by the Festival Queen and her Court.

Craig Chalmers Reaches Pinnacle of Rugby Career

Photo: Craig Chalmers
Craig Chalmers.
Courtesy: J Douglas Hardie
Chrichton Cup under 6sMelrose, Scotland and British Lion, Craig Chalmers, seen here coaching the under 6 years old group in preparation for the Chrichton Cup on Sunday 10th May.

Craig Chalmers at the Chrichton Cup AwardsThe seven-a-side competition for youngsters in the town where the game was founded provides some of the earliest memories for many young Melrosians, some of whom continue to much greater things!

May 24 1998