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Civic Week 2017

Provisional Programme for Kelso Civic Week 2017 at a Glance

This programme is based on the assumption that this year's programme will follow last year's. Any changes will be updated as they are published.

Saturday 15th July
Civic Week Tennis Challenge at Orchard Park registration at 12.45pm. Start at 1pm
Clay Pigeon Shoot at The Roxburghe 11am
Senior Five-a-side Football at Poynder Park (Kelso Rugby Club) at 1pm

Sunday 16th July
Family Day at Shedden Park from 1pm to 4pm.
Sponsored Cycle Race leaves from Kelsop Racecourse. Start 9.30am.
Green Thumb Kelso Crawlers 10K Run. Registration 9.30am at Kelso Rugby Club.
Race starts at 11.00am
Junior 5-a-side Football at Shedden Park at 1pm (Entries from 12 noon). Entry £1 per team.
Open quoiting competition at Shedden Park at 1.30pm
Laying of Wreath at War Memorial at 6pm followed by Kirking of the Laddie in St Mary’s Church at 6.30pm

Monday 17th July
Children’s Pet Show opened at 1.15pm by the Kelso Laddie in the Tait Hall. Raffle.
Art Exhibition opens at 3pm in Town Hall. Opening Ceremony performed by Jimmy Fleming. Exhibition open 2.30pm till 5pm and 7pm till 9pm
Ride to Heiton, Roxburgh and Springwood leaves Springwood Anna at 4.15pm. Return at 9.30pm approx.
Gymkhana Show Jumping at Springwood Anna at 7.15pm Approx.
Dance at Heiton commencing from 10pm till 1.30am. Music by Gary Cleghorn. Admission £5

Tuesday 18th July
Art Exhibition in Kelso Town Hall 10am till 5pm and 7pm till 9pm
Ride to Stichill, Hume and Ednam leaving from Springwood Anna at 4pm, Return to Square at 9.30pm approx.
Final of Men’s and Women’s Darts competitions in the Royal British Legion at 7.30pm.
Karaoke in Royal British Legion Downstairs Bar from 8.30pm till 1am.

Wednesday 19th July
Children’s sports in Poynder Park at 1.30pm
Baby Show at Kelso Rugby Club Commences at 2pm prompt.
Installation of the Kelso Laddie and Colour Bussing in The Square at 7pm
Kelso Pipe Band play in The Square 6.30pm till 7pm.
Torchlight Procession leaves Mayfield at 11pm
Fireworks Display at The Cobby starting at 11.15pm (Sponsored by PLEXUS and local businesses
Art Exhibition in Town Hall 10am till 5pm and 7pm till 9pm

Thursday 20th July
Children’s Fancy Dress in the Tait Hall 1pm – 3.30pm
Ride to Floors Castle leaving Woodside Park at 4pm. And return to Square at 7.30pm
Children's Fun Cycle Run through Floors Castle Grounds leaving Woodside Park at 4pm.
Open Pool Competition at Red Lion Inn at 8pm. All welcome.
Grand Civic Week Ball in Springwood Park Function Suite, Springwood Park from 8.30pm to 4.30am. (Grand March at Midnight)
Taxis for hire available after the Ball to ferry people home.
Art Exhibition in Town Hall 10am till 5pm and 7pm till 9pm

Friday 21st July
Fun Swimming Gala Kelso Swimming Pool at 1.30pm
Whipman’s Ride leaving Woodside Park at 6pm. Return 8.45pm approx.
Horse Racing (Friarshaugh) at 7pm
Art Exhibition in Town Hall 10am till 5pm and 7pm till 9pm

Saturday 22nd July
Yetholm Ride

Kelso Laddie and his supporters will leave The Square at 8.30am to carry out the official ride to Yetholm, returning to The Square at 4.45pm
Blackthorne Ceilidh Band in Kelso Square from 2.30pm till 4.30pm.
Fancy Dress in Tait Hall at 6.15pm Procession leaves Tait Hall at 7pm.
(Sponsored by Phil Stewart)
Presentation of cups and return of Kelso Standard at conclusion of the procession in The Square
Art Exhibition in Town Hall 10am till 4pm.
Greeting Party in the Tait Hall 8.30pm till 1am.
Over 18's disco - Tickets £5 from Principals and Committee Members.

Full Details of all events with rules, categories, entry requirements, routes etc are to be found in the Official Souvenir Programme which is available (£4) from local newsagents and Hector Innes (Photographer).

Civic Week 2017 , Scotland

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