A CONTINGENT from Langholm donned their finest summer outfits for a day out at Holyrood Palace for the Queen’s garden party.
Iain Little, Langholm’s 2018 Cornet, his sister, Rachael, and parents Steven and Elaine Little were one of the parties.
Iain said: “We had a lovely afternoon tea when we got in. A pipe band played different military marches.
“The Queen appeared with her sons and daughter to greet the 9,000 guests. We spoke to Prince Andrew at length about Langholm Common Riding and he took a keen interest in it.”
Alan Porteous of Langholm, who has worked for Dumfries and Galloway Council for 40 years, was accompanied by his sister, Nancy Cunningham, who lives in Glasgow.
Avril Grieve of Langholm, who has done community work for the church and Langholm Day Centre, attended the party with husband, Robert.
With them were Hazel White of Newcastleton who was the guest of Mick Garrard of Greenbank Court. Mick was recognised for his volunteering at the day centre.