Youngsters in race to batter opposition at annual event

Pancake race on Shrove Tuesday up Murray Street in Duns.
Pancake race on Shrove Tuesday up Murray Street in Duns.

Duns youngsters armed themselves with frying pans as they set out to batter the opposition at the town’s fourth annual pancake race.

Almost 20 youngsters lined up at the foot of Murray Street to flip their way to the finish line at the other end.

Pancake race on Shrove Tuesday up Murray Street in Duns.

Pancake race on Shrove Tuesday up Murray Street in Duns.

Two races took place on Shrove Tuesday, with the first starting at 4.45pm.

Organised by Duns Parish Church, overseeing the event, alongside the Reverend Stephen Blakey, was the final duty of assistant minister Hanneke Marshall.

After working in the parish for over a year and a half, the Netherlands-born priest will now take over as the ordained minister at St Machar’s Ranfurly Church in Renfrewshire’s Bridge of Weir.

She said: “I have really enjoyed my time working at Duns and getting to know the beautiful Scottish Borders.

Pancake race on Shrove Tuesday up Murray Street in Duns.

Pancake race on Shrove Tuesday up Murray Street in Duns.

“The parish is a very diverse, lively and very united congregation which I have loved being a part of.

“I am sad to be leaving, but I am excited to start my new role. It has been a fantastic day today filled with fun.”

Following the races, a pancake supper was held in the church. Videos of the event can be seen at www.facebook.com/theberwickwshire

Pancake race on Shrove Tuesday up Murray Street in Duns. Brandon and Cerys Beadle.

Pancake race on Shrove Tuesday up Murray Street in Duns. Brandon and Cerys Beadle.

Pancake race on Shrove Tuesday up Murray Street in Duns.

Pancake race on Shrove Tuesday up Murray Street in Duns.

Pancake race on Shrove Tuesday up Murray Street in Duns.

Pancake race on Shrove Tuesday up Murray Street in Duns.

Pancake race on Shrove Tuesday up Murray Street in Duns.

Pancake race on Shrove Tuesday up Murray Street in Duns.

Pancake race on Shrove Tuesday up Murray Street in Duns.

Pancake race on Shrove Tuesday up Murray Street in Duns.