INSTALLATION OF THE KELSO LADDIE
Wednesday 19th July 2023
Kelso Square 7.00pm
(Conveners: Ex-Kelso Laddie Murray Playfair and Mrs Deborah Young)
Kelso Pipe Band will play in The Square from 6.30pm – 7.00pm
Ceremonial music provided by the Jedforest Instrumental Band
and piper Alan Veitch.
Master of Ceremonies, Dawn Hinnigan will introduce the visitors from neighbouring towns, the Platform Party, the Colour Bussers and the Ex-Kelso Laddies.
After each young Lady Busser has been escorted to her place by an Ex-Laddie,
the Chair is taken by Hon. Provost, Gavin Horsburgh.
The Kelso Standard is brought to the platform by Sean Hook (Kelso Laddie 2018).
The Right and Left Hand Men, Mark Henderson and Callum Davidson will be invested with their Ceremonial Sashes by Hon. Provost Gavin Horsburgh.
The Provost will entrust the Kelso Burgh Standard to the Kelso Laddie ..
and declares the words of the Burgh Motto, “Dae Richt Fear Nocht”.
The Laddie descends from the platform carrying the
Standard to the tune "Gallant Cheils O' Kelsae".
The standard will be bussed by the four young ladies
appointed to the duty, who this year are:
Skye Ayton & Lily Currie from Edenside Primary
and Mia Aldred & Paige Nairn from Broomlands Primary,
to the accompaniment of the tune ‘Bonnie Kelsae Toon’.
The Kelso Laddie’s Reel concludes the ceremony.
Patrons are respectfully asked to observe that a block of seats in the
Square are reserved for visitors from other Border towns.
Apart from this reservation, seats were available from 6.30 p.m. to all ticket holders.
It is regretted that seats can not 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.
SCHLOSS Roxburghe Golf Hotel
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.
D H Design & Print for Lady Bussers Outer Garments.
(Civic Week Rosettes are available to purchase at the loudspeaker van)
Lost child point is: Speaker van