THE Parade of Colours returned to Coldstream for a second year at the weekend allowing residents of Berwickshire to show their support for the Armed Forces.
Last year’s events managed to raise an amazing £800 for Honour Our Troops, and this year there was a full programme of jam packed activities over the whole weekend, and it is hoped that even more has been raised although the final total has not yet been totalled up.
The weekend kicked off on Friday at Eildon, with a Supper Dance to the music of Frankie and The Farehunters, a local sing-a-long band, who played music from the 60’s to the present day.
On Saturday the Parade of Colours was well supported by local clubs and organisations as it made its way along Coldstream’s High Street. En route there was a remembrance observation, speeches at Henderson Park and a march past HM Lord Lt. for Berwickshire, Major Alexander Trotter.
The Coldstream Pipe Band, who are in their 80th anniversary year, led the parade.
After the Parade there was a chance for everyone to enjoy themselves at the family fun day. There was a photographic display in the Eildon and static displays from Royal Regiment of Scotland RRT, RBLS Riders Branch, Police, Border Search and Rescue Unit and Community Groups to keep everyone entertained throughout the afternoon.
In the evening there was a dance at the Roger Hall, Coldstream, to help raise money for next year’s Parade Of Colours. Music was again supplied by Frankie and The Farehunters.
The proceeds from the Parade of Colours 2011 will be given to: Honour Our Troops, Royal Regiment of Scotland, Coldstream Guards and Bertie Bear’s Challenge.