THE tradition of reading out the various telegrams of congratulations was carried out on the steps of the Old Parish Church in Peebles on Saturday morning as part of the Crowning of the Beltane Queen. Here we print all the congratulatory messages...
Congratulations to all the Beltane Principals 2013. Queen Rianna, your Court & Crowning Lady Theresa, I hope the weather is on your side today! Special mention to my uncle Andrew and Auntie Joyce, celebrating their 25th anniversary of being Cornet & Lass, hope you survived the ride out Code. I'm gutted to be missing another Beltane! Best wishes and love to all Samantha Williamson, Beltane Queen 2001, Shanghai, China Congratulations to Queen Rianna and Court, a special mention to Crowning Lady Teresa Hindhaugh, Cornet Daniel Williamson and Lass Susan Thomson.
May you have a memorable day with plenty of blue skies and sunshine, to celebrate this auspicious occasion of the crowning of the 2013 Beltane Queen.
Hoping Beltane week has been an enormous success, leaving lots of happy memories. Our thoughts are with you all on this special day.
David Adam (Old Kingsland boy 1930's) and family, Sunny Sydney, Australia Kia Ora from down under in New Zealand. Sending big wishes for an awesome day to Beltane Queen and her Court. We hope the sun shines for you all day, and that you take away many fond and happy memories of this, your 'Big Day'.
All our love and best wishes at this time of year also, to all the kids, big and small, old and young, have a good one! And not forgetting three big cheers for the lads and lassies of the best wee band in the world, The Silver Band.
Arohanui (Arrow - Hanooay) Dave and Karen Coulthard, Wellington, North Island, New Zealand From the flaming skies of the Pyrenees to the flaming skies of Peebles, heartfelt greetings to Queen, Cornet, Silver Band and Beltane Class 1956. Margaret Rousseau, Pau France Congratulations to Queen Rianna and Cornet Daniel. A big hello to the Silver Band too! Hope you all have a great day and that the sun shines bright.
Graham & Jacqui Hamilton, Gaborone, Botswana Congratulations to second courtier, Lewis Jardine, Queen Rianna and Court.
Muriel Patton, Tulsa, Oklahoma (formerly of Peebles and Maid of Honour in 1952 Court) Congratulations to Beltane Queen Rianna. Sorry we won't be in Peebles to see you getting crowned.
We look forward to seeing loads of photos soon.
Caroline and Gordon Withers, Bangkok Congratulations to Beltane Queen and Court, especially Lewis Copeland, 1st Herald.
All your family in Australia are so proud of you. We hope you have a wonderful week and that the sun shines for you all.
Uncle Jim, Auntie Irene and your cousins, Australia Congratulations to Beltane Queen and all her court. Thoughts are especially with Dylan Murray, Crown Bearer on this special day.
All our love from Nanny, Papa and all the family in Saint Helena, South Atlantic Ocean Best wishes to Queen Rianna, Court and all Principals. Hope the sun shines for you.
Ex-Cornet Ian Thomson, with the British and Irish Lions, Australia.
Best wishes to Beltane Queen Rianna, her court, Cornet Daniel and his Lass Susan. Have a great day. We will be thinking of you as we raise a glass and throw another prawn on the barbie!
Mark, Susan, Alexander, Katie and Ruari(Rory) Swanston. Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
Congratulations to Beltane Queen and Court, especially Dylan Murray, Crown Bearer. Much love and best wishes.
Auntie Patricia and all the family in Stanley, Falkland Islands, Auntie Mary, Uncle Norman, Auntie Peggy, Uncle Roy and all your cousins from Warrington and Dublin and Auntie Gaye and all the family, Rockledge, Florida USA Congratulations to Second Maid, Lilly Carvalho. Wish we could be there to see you. We are very proud of you.
Ash, Melanie and Nellie Carvalho Congratulations to Queen Rianna and Court, Cornet Daniel and especially his Lass Susan. A special mention to First Herald, Lewis Copeland. We hope everyone has enjoyed their week.
From Peebles Cornets' Lasses Association.
Best Wishes to the Beltane Queen 2013. Hope the weather is fine and that you enjoy the day. Safe oot, safe in.
Eion Coulthard (Ex Cornet's son - 1937) and family, Lincoln, England Congratulations to our Queen Rianna and all her Court, wishing you a happy and sunny Beltane Saturday.
From all your friends and leaders in Peebles District Guiding!
Congratulations to Beltane Queen Rianna, her third Maid Abbey and all of her Court.
We wish you all a wonderful day and are sure you will treasure the memories for years to come.
All at 1st Peebles Girls Brigade Best wishes to Queen, Court and all Principals�and, of course, the Silver Band.
Beltane Class of 1956 To Queen Rianna and her court. Hope the sun shines on your special day. Treasure each moment. Congratulations one and all. Hip hip hooray!
The Carruthers Family, Bonnyrigg Congratulations to Beltane Queen Rianna Sterricks and her Court, Theresa Crowning Lady, Jimmy Warden of Neidpath, Daniel and Susan Cornet and Lass. Hope you all have a great week!
From Peebles Ex-Servicemen's Pipeband To crowning lady, Theresa. My best wishes and I hope you enjoy the day. I knew your uncle David Wright very well. I went back home for my honeymoon during the 1955 Beltane week. Davey hosted Renwick Sanderson to a special function. My wife Phyllis and I enjoyed the evening. I was very close to the Wright family and we couldn't thank them enough for their hospitality extended to us during our stay in Peebles. My family met Davey is 1973 when we went across to meet my family. My children Gary, Robert and Cathy remember Davey fondly. Have a good week.
David Adam, Sydney, Australia Congratulations to our very special Crowning Lady, Theresa Hindhaugh.
Hoping that there will be no tripping backwards over the rope this year! We're very proud of you.
Lesley, Isobel and Lorna; your partners in crime at Court training Congratulations to Queen Rianna, Court and all Principals. Special wishes to all our swimmers in the Court. Hope that you've had a fantastic week.
Peebles Amateur Swimming Club Congratulations to Beltane Queen and Court. Our thoughts and best wishes are with you all today. Glad to be here in person today. Allan and Christine Fairbairn. Vancouver, Canada Congratulations to Beltane Queen, Rianna, and all the children from the Court.
From all the pupils and staff at Kingsland Primary School Queen Rianna and your Court - enjoy your day and be certain that we will be with you every step of the way.
Cornet Daniel and your Lass Susan. We have been proud parents all week and honoured to have one of our own at the front of the parade.
All at Peebles Burgh Silver Band