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Melrose Festival Crowning and Installation 2007

The Main Ceremonies of Melrose Festival were held in warm sunshine although there were one or two clues of what was to come. Melrosian Iain Oliver was duly installed and Queen Erin crowned by Mrs Moore. Jubilee Melrosians Grant Roden and Donald Campbell were acknowledged, as were Festival Queens Mhorag McKenzie and Jennifer Seidler of 25 and 50 years ago respectively. Principal guest The Reverand Haisley Moore delivered an extremely well prepared and entertaining oration to the ever nearing sound of rumbling thunder and the blue sky turning a shade of slate gray and darkening by the minute. The ceremonies had just been concluded when the heavens opened seeing the large crowd rushing for cover and the platform party seek shelter within the Abbey. By this time it was finished, and although the procession through the town had to be curtailed it was considered that the Queens Tea Party and Melrosians Dinner fittingly brought the evening to a successful close.

Melrosian Installation 2007

This Was What Was Fast Approaching

Queen Erin and Her Court

Mrs Moore Crowns Queen Erin

Melrose Festival Crowning 2007

Melrosian Sashed

Melrose Festival - June 2007

Melrose Festival - Main Ceremonies

Scottish Borders Festival

Melrose Festival - Scotland

Queen Erin with her Parents

Grandmother and Grandson

Date: 22/06/2007