Berwickshire SWRI ladies mark the organisation’s 90th anniversary

(left) Deputy Lieutenant Joy Dobie and SWRI chair Mary MacFarlane unveil the plaque in Duns public park to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Berwickshire Federation SWRI
(left) Deputy Lieutenant Joy Dobie and SWRI chair Mary MacFarlane unveil the plaque in Duns public park to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Berwickshire Federation SWRI

It was a big day on Sunday for members of Berwickshire SWRI as they celebrated the 90th anniversary of the Berwickshire Federation.

A large gathering of SWRI members, both present and former, representing towns and villages across the county gathered in Duns Public Park on Sunday, August 11,to mark the occasion.

Present at the ceremony was Deputy Lieutenant of Berwickshire, Joy Dobie, who congratulated the organisation on its wonderful work in the rural situation over the decades. She went on to wish all the individual groups continued success within the Berwickshire Federation, then placed a commemorative plaque in a flower bed which had been specially planted for the occasion by Scottish Borders Council’s parks department, using SWRI colours of blue, white and gold.

Federation chairman, Mary Macfarlane thanked Mrs Dobie for her kind words and Scottish Borders Council for their helpful co-operation. She was also delighted with the turn-out of ladies despite it being the summer break for the institutes. All are looking forward to further celebrations later in the year.