FESTIVAL season hit Walkerburn last week, filling the village with excitement.

And it was well enjoyed by all in attendance.

Walkerburn Summer Festival began on June 26 with a church service and a wreath laying ceremony with the Festival Lad Charlie Nisbet and Essay Winner Alice Shoesmith.

Following the wreath laying ceremony at the War Memorial, it was the return of the family bike ride which set off from the Henry Ballantyne Club.

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Charlie was officially installed as the Festival Lad and Alice was announced at the Village Hall on Monday, June 28.

The weekend then kicked off with the Party in the Park on Friday, July 1 along with the amazing fancy dress competitions.

There were some amazing costumes on display this year, with many influenced by popular TV shows and films, such as the Star Wars franchise.

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Walkerburn Rugby Club then played host to the family fun day on the Saturday afternoon, followed by the HB Club DIY disco where guests got to choose the tunes played on the bluetooth speakers.

Sunday, July 3 welcomed the long-awaited return of the HB Club boat race which saw a number of home designed boats take to the river, followed by an afternoon of entertainment.

Louise Nisbet, Charlie's mum, said: "I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who made the festival happen this year especially Carolynn Hunter, Charlie had a fantastic time as festival lad and thank you very much to everyone who gave him cards, gifts and money it was very much appreciated."