NOMINATIONS are now being sought for a Standard Bearer and Principal Guest for the 2018 St Ronan's Games.

Both will play leading roles in town’s annual celebrations this summer, which runs from July 14 to 21.

Chairman Alan Patterson told us: “We are now seeking nominations for candidates to lead the 191st Anniversary of the Games.

“We have been running the public nomination process for the last few years and we hope that the public will help the selection committees once again by nominating deserving people for these important positions.”

Nominations for both Standard Bearer and Principal Guest will close on Thursday, March 1.

The names for the above roles should be made in writing to the Secretary, Stewart Wilson, Piccadilly, 35 High Street, Innerleithen or by email to

The details must include the full name and address of the person being nominated, the post that they are being nominated for (Standard Bearer or Principal Guest) along with an explanation for the reason for the nomination.

The full name, address and signature of the proposer must also be included.

Last year, Liam Card and Sally Brown were elected as Standard Bearer and Lass, with Norman Scott as Principal Guest.