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George is Weavers man
THE Selkirk Incorporation of Weavers held their annual general meeting on Friday night when Deacon Derek Brown convened the meeting in the County Hotel.
The Deacon and the clerk reported that the 2005 Common Riding was another successful year for the Incorporation and congratulated all who had helped to make it so.
Deacon Brown was re-elected for a further year and the clerk/box-master, Robert Wilson was re-elected for a further term in office.
During the meeting a minute’s silence was observed to mark the passing of members since last year with a special mention made to Rob Scott, an Ex-Standard Bearer of the Craft who was a loyal and hard working member and who had died recently.
The 2006 Selkirk Weavers’ Standard Bearer was appointed at the meeting and Deacon Brown congratulated George Douglas on his appointment.
George was a popular choice and was given a round of applause as he promised to keep up the traditions of the trade
Weaving is, of course, the main trade which saw Selkirk through many years of full employment and which may, with the news that Lochcarron of Scotland is moving here soon, blossom again within the walls of the Royal and Ancient Burgh.
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