A BRIGHT and sunny Saturday saw the community come out in force to support this year’s Langlee Carnival.

The day began with some amazing costumes on display for the fancy dress competition.

For the opening ceremony those taking part in the fancy dress paraded behind Carnival Lad and Lass Daniel Maliha and Brooke Garment, led by Galashiels Ex-Service Pipe Band.

Daniel and Brooke were also joined on Saturday by Braw Lad Cory Paterson and Lass Emma Spence

Runners of all ages then took part in the fun run – with one youngster even losing their shoe mid-run.

Russell Wilson and Rachel Grant were the first place winners for the under-14 runners, and Tom Caven and Chloe Noble took the top spots for the senior runners (over 15).

Inside Langlee Community Centre there was a range of stalls on offer selling a range of produces – from sweet treats to the Body Shop.

And outside the community was treated to musical entertainment from the Riddel Fiddles and Dylan Paterson from local band Paterson – who took to the Borders Fest stage on Sunday.

A spokesperson for Langlee Carnival said: “The carnival was well supported again this by the local community.

“The sun was shining and the families were out in force, everyone seemed to be having a good time.

“Our fun run proved to be very popular again with 38 participants, kids and adults alike.

“Our event has been running for 18 years, a lot of things have changed since then and times are getting harder for everyone so we were so pleased people were able to join in the fun and we were able to offer them all an affordable family fun day.”

Fancy Dress Results:

Family section

  • Costa Coffee – The Wilson family


  • 1st (best overall) – Debbie and crew, Noah’s Ark
  • 2nd – Langlee Youth club, Love My Beds


  • 1st – Fiadh Murray, Unicorn princess
  • 2nd – Eva McNally, Fairy

Primary 1-7

  • 1st –Violet Mcnally, Trolls
  • 2nd – Nela Balcerek, Princess
  • 3rd – Mae Bertram, Bat-Woman

Primary 1-7 pairs

  • Brooklyn and Thomas, Gangster and flapper girl

Small groups

  • Langlee Sports Stars “back from the dead”

Family pairs

  • Liz and Hanna-Louise, The Addams Family