WHO will lead this year's Beltane Festival?

The Peebles March Riding and Beltane Queen Festival Committee is looking for prospective Principals.

And they want your help.

The committee is seeking nominations for the positions of Cornet, Warden of Neidpath and Crowning Lady.

Members of the public are asked to write a short note, or letter, giving details of their nomination and for which role.

George Blair from the Committee told us: "It would be very helpful, but not necessary if details of why the nomination is being submitted could be included.

"It is not necessary but it would again be helpful if the details could include, if the nominee is aware of his or her name being submitted and if he or she would accept the position."

Parents can nominate their children and, likewise, sons and daughters can nominate their parents or other relatives.

Members of the public can make any nomination as can clubs or associations.

Once the nominations are all in, a small sub committee of the main Beltane Committee consisting of the Chairman, Vice Chairman and three committee members will discuss all the names at length over two or three meetings before reaching the important decisions.

The Beltane Principals will be introduced at a free coffee evening/concert in the Burgh Hall in April.

Nominations should be sent to the Joint Secretaries c/o George Blair, 7 Standalane Way, Peebles EH45 8LR.

The closing date is Saturday, February 24.