IT may have been raining but St Boswells wasn’t complaining.

There was something for everyone during Village Week - the sporty, the arty, the dancers, the singers and even the four-legged got a look in too.

Despite the torrential rain on Friday night, family football had a huge turnout and a penalty shoot out to decide the finalists.

Saturday saw the pet show, run by the St Boswells air cadets, with snail racing, dog agility and prize for the waggliest tail.

And, again, despite the unpredictable weather it was a roaring success, with Luna taking the champions shield.

Saturday's fancy dress, with the theme A Day at the Zoo, had to be moved indoors but there were still plenty monkeys, crocodiles and zoo keepers to make life difficult for the judges.

There was no rest of Sunday as touch rugby kicked off proceedings on the Croft, along with obstacle courses and Hang Tough.

As ever Village Week cumulated with the village race and about 70 runners age from three and upwards took to the two mile course.

Village athletes William Taylor and Kirsty Rankine took the honours as first male and female.


1st Super Sausage – The Purves Family

2nd Supergran - Christine Holmes

3rd Silver Surfer – Archie Henderson

Rock Art

1st Ryan Scott

2nd Sara Dickson

3rd Harriet Barker

Hang Tough


1st Gracie Gill (and overall champion)

2nd Sophie Lambert

3rd Katie Millar


1st Ryan Scott

2nd Harry Riddell

3rd Aaron Lambert

Obstacle Races

Age group 0-8

1st Robbie Cargill

2nd Louis Moffet

3rd Gracie Gill

Age group 9-13

1st Elyana Clapperton

2nd Craig Smith

3rd Matthew McRae

Age group 14 + over

1st Martin Wilson

2nd Luigi Caterino

3rd Maciek Krakowski

Best time over all

Martin Wilson

Village Race

Under 8 boys: 1st Caleb Entwistle, 2nd Daniel Brown, 3rd Harry Thin.

Under 8 girls: 1st Erin Scott, 2nd Esme Cameron, 3rd Ericka Dall.

Boys 8-11: 1st Archie Dalgliesh, 2nd Harry Riddell, 3rd George Millar.

Girls 8-11: 1st Kirsty Rankine, 2nd Katie Millar, 3rd Carys Dalziel.

Boys 12 -15: 1st Gregor Collins,2nd Cameron Rankine, 3rd McKenzie Power

Girls 12 -15: 1st Kate McRae, 2nd Nell Busby, 3rd Niamh Dall

Men 16-40: 1st William Taylor, 2nd Callum Folan, 3rd Christian Townsend

Women 16-40: 1st Rachel McAleese, 2nd Melissa Taylor, 3rd Jess Entwistle

Men over 40: 1st Fraser Rankine, 2nd Keith Farnish, 3rd Simon Taylor

Women over 40: 1st Pamela Baillie, 2nd Clare Townsend, 3rd Margo Black

Overall men’s William Taylor

Overall women’s Kirsty Rankine

Pet Show

Overall Champion: “Luna” Mary Turnbull

Fancy Dress

Preschool Singles

1st: Peacock (Elsie Raftery)

2nd: Bee (Nieve Groenewald)

3rd: Zoo Keeper (Harrison Scott)

Primary School Singles

1st: Lion (Kai Groenewald)

2nd: Elephant (Magnus Barker)

3rd: Flamingo (Harriet Barker)

Adult/Secondary School Singles

1st: Monkey (Jamie Smith)


1st: Zoo Keeper and Lion (Robbie and Hannah Cargill)

2nd: Zebras (Kara and Gracie)

3rd: Monkeys’ Tea Party (Phoebe and Charlotte Hope)


1st: Peacock Family (Sarah and Emma Pearson with Emily Scott)

2nd: Katie Tames the Wild (Katie Millar with Archie, Charlie Dalgleish, George, Ryan and Erin)

3rd: Welcome to the Zoo (Ellie, Darcy, Maisie, Quinn, Katy and Zoe)

Best Dressed Pet

1st: Zoo Tour Guide (Barkley the Cockerpoo with owner Emily McLeod and family)

2nd: Spiderdog (Mac the Labrador with owner Teresa Holligan)

Overall winner of Fancy Dress Shield - Peacock Family (Sarah and Emma Pearson with Emily Scott)