Mellerstain Family Day a resounding success

Family event at Mellerstain House weekend 8th Oct.
Family event at Mellerstain House weekend 8th Oct.

HUNDREDS attended Mellerstain’s first family day near Gordon last weekend.

Carriage drivers, a dog show, stalls, music and a car boot sale drew nearly 1,000 visitors to the grounds of the 18th century stately home.

Lady Jane Haddington said: “It was our first family day and it was by all accounts a resounding success and we were glad to welcome so many neighbours who hadn’t been to Mellerstain before.

“The weather certainly helped and next time we may choose a Sunday earlier in the year but it’s definitely a day we’d like to have again.”

The carriage drivers drove around the estate and performed a short ‘agility’ demonstration drive in the park, which was “a great hit” with visitors said Lady Haddington.

The dog show had classes for everyone including the waggiest tail, the best trick and the dog most like its owner and the Best in Show was Michael Dodds’ Kolla, a Red Beardie.

Live music was provided during the event by Mary Thomson, Andrew Hunter, Stephen Tees and the winners of Borders Has Talent, Jodie and Josh Osborne, offered a chance to put the feet up and relax in the afternoon sunshine.