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Games Week Parade Routes Appeal

Monday, 08 July 2013 23:49

The Games Committee is making an appeal to car-owners to keep parade routes clear. Please share this post!

Parked cars partially block parade routes make it dangerous for everyone taking part in the parades, including the children. The committee is appealing to car-owners to move their cars to a safe place until the parade has passed.

The parade routes for Games Week are as follows:

Sun 14 July
Hall Street, High Street, Leithen Road

Hall Street, High Street

Thu 18 July
Hall Street, High Street, Pirn Road, Horsbrugh Street, Chambers Street, Buccleuch Street

Fri 19 July
6.30pm-12 midnight
Hall Street, High Street, Bellendene, Wells Brae, Leithen Road
(up to Strand), Maxwell Street, Damside, Buccleuch Street
Chambers Street

Sat 20 July
Hall Street, Traquair Road, Miller Street, Waverley Road,
Damside, Strand, Leithen Road, High Street, Hall Street

Hall Street, High Street

High Street, Hall Street, St. Ronan’s Terrace, Peebles Road,
Buccleuch Street, Chambers Street

Games Week News

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 23:48
Race Entries

Local entries for the American Cup (800 metres handicap - Youth 9 year to Under 18 on Games Day) and the New Zealand trophy (200 metres handicap) must be handed into the Sports Secretary Sarah Lindsay (tel. 01869 833590) no later than Saturday 13 July. No entries for these events will be accepted on the field on Games Saturday (20 July).  Both races are for youths 9 years to under 18 years on Games Day and are confined to Innerleithen, Walkerburn and Traquair.


Raffle Tickets & Games Week Programmes

Games raffle tickets are now available from various shops around the town or from any committee member. The raffle will be drawn at the Standard Ball on Saturday 13 July.  Prizes include vouchers for McDonald Cardrona, Coltman’s, Stobo Castle, Saffron, Luxury Lawns, Go Ape, Tiger Lilly, Number Six Hair Design as well as many other prizes.  Tickets will also be on sale alongside  the Official Games Week programme


Blue & White Bunting

Anyone who would like to purchase Games Week bunting should contact the Treasurer Norman Scott on (01896) 830621.  Strings of flags cost £15 each, are of good quality and can be re-used year after year.



Volunteers are required to carry blankets for the collections during the Fancy Dress Parade on Thursday July 18 and the Flower Parade on Saturday July 20. Those willing to help are asked to contact Games committee Treasurer Norman Scott on (01896) 830621.


Senior Citizens' Social Evening

The Senior Citizens Evening will be held in the Memorial Hall on Thursday July 11.  Tickets are now available at the Post Office free of charge.  Entertainment will be provided by St. Ronan’s Future Band, a light supper will be served followed by dancing.  A bar will be provided.  Those who have already collected tickets are asked to please note the correct date.


Decorated Houses, Shops & Businesses

It is hoped that as many people as possible will decorate their homes to help brighten the town for its most important week of the year.  Anyone who wishes to have their house judged for the Fancy Dress Parade must give their name to the Games secretary Stewart Wilson (phone 870316) no later than 8pm on Wednesday July 17.  Shops and businesses will also be judged with prizes on offer and the Games Committee would encourage all local businesses to get involved.


Committee Meetings

The final meetings will take place on Wednesday 3 July and Wednesday 10 July.  Both meetings will be held in the Council Chamber, Memorial Hall at 7.00pm.

Community Council

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 23:45

Innerleithen and District Community Council will hold its monthly meeting on Monday 1 July in the Council Chamber, Leithen Road at 7.15pm.  All welcome.

What's On Guide June & July 2013

Saturday, 01 June 2013 13:34

Family Fun Day

Monday, 27 May 2013 05:10

Innerleithen Family Fun Day held on Sunday 2 June in Victoria Park from 1.00-5.00pm with lots for all ages.  Organisers have arranged a whole host of attractions and stalls, including roundabouts and inflatables, pony rides, face painting, sports, balloon race, cake & candy, books, CDs and bric-a-brac as well as raffles and tombola.  Entry is free  There will be a cricket match on the Vale Park starting at 10.00am with sports taster-sessions throughout the day, including ClubGolf and tennis.  A junior tug-o-war will be organised to take place at 1.30pm.  Ice cream and burgers will be on sale and a beer tent provided.  Live music will be provided by the Silver Band, Pipe Band and Future Band.  Various community groups will also be in attendance.  A car boot sale will also take place in the small car park, to book a place, or to make any other enquiry, please ring 01896 831721.

Ball Tickets

Monday, 27 May 2013 05:09
A limited number of Standard Bearer's Ball tickets are still available.  The Ball takes place on Saturday 13 July and tickets are £30 per person. Anyone who is interested should email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or ring (01896) 870316.
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