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Melrosian Elect Appointed

Graeme Crawford was officially appointed as Melrosian elect for 2012 at The Corn Exchange Melrose.

A former pupil of Melrose Grammar School and Earlston High School, he is studying Sports Science at Robert Gordons University in Aberdeen. No stranger to the Festival, Graeme was a herald in the court in 2003 and took part in the rideout in 2006 following his elder brother David who was Melrosian that year.
As with many of his predecessors, Graeme is a keen all-round sportsman – a product of Melrose RFC’s age-group system, he currently plays for his university and Melrose 2nds when at home. He is also a keen golfer and bowler.
He is looking forward to the Festival and to represent Melrose at the other Border Festivals and Common Ridings.
Graemes RHM will be Ruaridh Nairn and LHM Scott Majoribanks.

A large crowd gathered to support Graeme for the ceremony where the Festival Queen and her court were also introduced to the assembled company.

2012 Melrosian - Graeme Crawford

Festival Queen 2012
Katy Wilkinson

Queens Attendants
1st Imogen Walls
2nd Isobel Reid

Duncan Howard
Macx Clark-Wright

Oliver Watson
Michael Jamieson

Train bearers
Grace McWhinnie
Amelia Edmondson

Melrosian Elect Graeme Crawford

Melrosian with Supporters

Festival Queen Katy

Festival Queen and Court

Leaving the Corn Exchange

Three times round the Market Cross

Festival Queen and Class

Presentation to Melrosian

Date: 04/05/2012