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Whipman's Ride

2.40pm Ringing of Old Curfew Bell. 
Kelso Laddie with his Right and Left Hand Men will come from

the Town House to the Platform.
3pm Drummers lead the Cavalcade from Tait Hall to Square

Master of Ceremonies Ms Dawn Hinnigan will make a brief

historical reference to the ride.
Honorary Provost Horsburgh will address the company and

read the declaration of My Lord Whipman. Ex-Kelso Laddie

 Gordon Little, the 50 Year Laddie,

will present the Whipman’s Flag to the Kelso Laddie.

Recitation of poem “Taddie Aus” by Ex-Kelso Laddie George Halliday.

Bussing of the Flag by Mrs Hall.
Oration by Ms Edith Hogg from Selkirk.

Kelso Laddie will remount and leave the Square to ride to Sprouston.

Drummers will lead the procession with the Kelso Laddie, his Right and Left hand men to Rennie Bridge from the Square and on to Friars Haugh.   

The Platform Party, Ex Kelso Laddies and the general public are all invited to Join the procession, cars are welcome as usual.

At Friars Haugh:

Drummers will lead the Principals to the Trysting Tree

for the “Cutting of the Sod” Ceremony.

Kelso Laddie and followers reform the procession and return to Kelso.

9pm Drummers will lead the procession from Rennie Bridge to the Square.
9.30pm Declaration by Hon Provost Horsburgh of the

completion of Whipman’s with the Presentation of the Hunting Crop.    ​

The Whipman’s Barrel and Rosette will also be presented.

​Chairman of the Kelso Laddies’ Association, Mr Graham Sweenie & 
Mrs Sweenie

Honorary Provost Gavin Horsburgh and Mrs Horsburgh

Master of Ceremonies Dawn Hinnigan

 Kelso Laddie and his Right and Left Hand Men

Kelso Laddie’s Father & Mother, ---

Ex-Kelso Laddie Eric Paxton, Chairman of the Ex-Laddies Club and Mrs Paxton.


50 Year Laddie Ex-Kelso Laddie Gordon Little & Mrs Little

Ms Edith Hogg


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