On the evening Tuesday 30 May, the tenants of Frank Scott Court were delighted to receive the ‘Big 8’ as part of their Hawick Common Riding Celebrations.
The night kicked off with a supper for the tenants followed by a host of entertainers including:
Hawick’s official song-singer Michael Aitken who was MC for the night, introduced poetry and songs from Ronnie, John and Corey Tait as well as turns by: Robert Scott, Charlie Marshall, Molly Marshall, Dougie Telfer, Laurie Cockburn and Joyce Tinlin, all accompanied by Dave Mackay on piano. There were also tunes on the drums and fifes.
The tenants watched the Cornet and his followers return from the Mosspaul ride-out.
Afterwards Letitia Patterson presented Cornet Ali George; Ernie Dobbie presented Cornets lass Katy Moffat; and Sadie Brodie presented Acting father and mother Ronnie and Kerry Frost with gifts.
The night was greatly enjoyed by all the tenants who appreciated a visit from the ‘Big 8’.