INSTALLATION OF KELSO LADDIE Mark Henderson
Wednesday 15th July 2020
Kelso Square 7.00pm
Due to government restrictions relating to Coronavirus, this event will not take place in 2020
(Conveners: Ex-Kelso Laddie Murray Playfair and Mrs Deborah Young)
Kelso Pipe Band will play in The Square from 6.30pm – 7.00pm
The Master of Ceremonies, Ex-Kelso Laddie Colin Henderson, will introduce the visitors from neighboring towns,
the Platform Party, the Colour Bussers and the Ex-Kelso Laddies.
After each Busser has been escorted to her place by an Ex-Laddie, the Chair will be taken by the
Hon. President, Dean Weatherston.
The Kelso Standard will be borne to the platform by Craig Logan (Kelso Laddie 2016).
The Right and Left Hand Men, Mark Henderson and Sean Hook are then invested with their Ceremonial Sashes by
Hon. Provost Dean Weatherston.
Hon. Provost Dean Weatherston in entrusting the Standard to the Kelso Laddie and joins him in the words of the Burgh Motto, “Dae Richt Fear Nocht”.
The Laddie descends from the platform carrying the Standard which is then bussed by the four young ladies appointed to the duty, who are this year the Misses
? ? & ? ? from Edenside Primary
and ? ? & ? ? from Broomlands Primary,
to the accompaniment of ‘Bonnie Kelsae Toon’, played by Jedforest Instrumental Band.
The Kelso Laddie’s Reel concludes the ceremony.
Patrons are respectfully asked to note that a block of seats in the arena is reserved for visitors
from other Border towns. Apart from this reservation, seats are available from 6.30 p.m. to all ticket holders.
It is regretted that seats cannot be provided for any persons who do not hold tickets.
The Kelso Laddies Association would like to thank the following for their kind donations in
support of our Installation and Colour Bussing Ceremony.
Cloth Works for providing the material for the Lady Bussers outfits.
Cooks Van Hire for providing transport.
Sharon Ward and her team at Gorgeous.
Joanna Young, Beautician.
(Civic Week Rosettes are available to purchase at the loudspeaker van)
Lost child point is: Speaker van