Melrose Festival, June 1998

See Melrose in May for the appointment of the Melrosian and
Melrose in June for the Principal Guests.

Festival gallery.

Sunday 14th
10:45am Wreath laying at the War Memorial
11:00am Kirkin' of Melrosian in Melrose Parish Church
 2:00pm Family fun day in Gibson Park
Monday 15th
 6:00pm Melrosians' Rideout, leave Greenyards
 9:30pm Concluding Ceremonies in Market Square
 9:45pm Riders' Social in Bon Accord Hotel
Tuesday 16th
 6:45-8:30pm Primary School Disco in Grammar School Hall
Wednesday 17th
 6:15pm Fancy Dress Parade in Gibson Park
After Parade Disco for participants
Thursday 18th
 7:00pm Installation of Melrosian and crowning of Festival Queen in Melrose Abbey (in Melrose Parish Church if wet)
 9:00pm Ex-Melrosians' Association Dinner in George and Abbotsford Hotel.
Open to all, tickets available form Mrs I Jones, Hetties, 01896 822248.
Friday 19th
10:00am-3:00pm Visits by Melrosian and supporters to local hospitals, homes and schools
 7:30 for 8:00pm(prompt) Festival Ball in grounds of St Mary's School.
Tickets available form Mrs I Jones, Hetties, 01896 822248.
Saturday 20thTour of Ceremonies:
 9:00am Start in Market Square
 9:15am Visit Newstead
 9:45am Visit Trimontium
10:00am Visit Gattonside
10:45am Visit Abbotsford
11:15am Visit Darnick Tower
12:00noon Arrive Melrose Abbey
14:30pm Sport & picnic in Gibson Park
 8:00pm Programme of pipe band in music in Market Square
10:00pm Conclusion of festivities in Melrose RFC Clubrooms
Sunday 21st
11:00am Melrose Cricket Club's 'Festival Sixes' at Huntlyburn