INNERLEITHEN has announced its Principals for this year’s St Ronan’s Border Games and Cleikum Ceremonies.

Hamish Easton, a P7 pupil at St Ronan’s Primary School, was unveiled as the school’s Dux Boy last Friday and will represent Saint Ronan in Innerleithen’s Cleikum Ceremonies during Games Week.

The youngster, who lives in the town’s High Street, will have many duties to perform during the celebrations.

And he was delighted to have been chosen.

Hamish said: “I was very proud and pleased because it is a great opportunity to represent the school and town.”

Meanwhile, Clara Pirie, also in Primary 7, was selected as Dux Girl and will play a leading role in the ceremonies and throughout the week.

Clara, who lives at Kirklands with her family, told us: “I have always admired the Dux Girls and longed to become one.

“When Mr Belleville read out my name it was like a dream come true”.

Joining the Duxes as representatives of the school at Games Week this year will be Lantern Bearer Harry Campbell (Primary 2) as well as Monks and Sash Girls from primary three upwards...

P3 – Sash Girls: Sophie Cotter and Katie Rendle

Monks: Kian Lynas and Owen Thomas

P4 – Sash Girls: Elly Baker and Erin Glendinning

Monks: Angus Henderson and Jack McGinn

P5 – Sash Girls: Murron Coltman and Carys Leslie

Monks: Robbie Jackson and Sonny Turner

P6 – Sash Girls: Sarah Whiteford and Freya Wilson

Monks: Calum Bauld and James Belleville

P7 – Sash Girls: Sasha Lamb and Ava Thomson

Monks: Ally Birks and Billy Birks

The announcements were made by headteacher Keith Belleville at a special assembly which was attended by Standard Bearer Elect Jamie Boyd, his Lass Rosie Graham along with their supporters, Principal Guest Craig Glendinning and Games Committee officials, headed by chairman Alan Patterson.

Following the ceremony, every pupil in school was treated to a barbecue and Caldwell’s ice cream. The ice cream was donated by the Parent-Teacher Association.

Games Week will take place in Innerleithen between July 14-21.