Duns Festival

SIR, - Might I take this opportunity, through your column, to intimate that the president of Duns Summer Festival for the forthcoming year is Mr Stuart Renton.

Stuart is no stranger to the people of Duns, having been Reiver in 1974 and has been the chairman of the Ex Reivers Association. He has done a considerable amount of fundraising for the Duns community and has grained the prestigious accolade of Citizen of the Year 2010.

Mrs Carol Taylor, Reiver’s Lass from 1981, takes up the position of secretary within the committee.

We wish Stuart and Carol all the very best in their new posts.

At a recent fundraiser, namely a slide show of Reiver’s Week 2011, held in Duns Parish Church Hall, the gratifying sum of £130 was raised for Summer Festival funds.

Many thanks to all who helped in any way, to those who attended and to Adam Whellans (aka Yid) for supplying all the photographs for the actual show itself.

RONALD D. DRUMMOND,

Chairman,

Duns Summer Festival.