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50 Year Celebration - Posted August 10th, 2021

Ivy Neuk Memorial Gardens was the venue for Ann Keeton to mark her 50 years since she received her sash of office as Cornet’s Lass, 1971.

Norman Burns represented the Cornets Club for this occasion to present Ann with honorary membership of the Cornets Club.

The 1971 Cornet was the late Bill Sanderson, Bill had worked at Century Aluminium and janitor at Sanquhar Primary School, a position that he was well respected by pupils and staff. The Sanderson name lives on with nephew Norman having been Ensign and great nephew Cameron being the current Cornet from 2019.

The 1971 Ensign was the late Jim Richmond, Jim was well known in Sanquhar and Kelloholm with being a shop owner, his last shop is now the Spar in Castle Street.  Jim’s granddaughter, Kelly Currie is the current Ensign from 2019, Jim would be really proud of his granddaughter.

The 1971 Queen was Margaret McMahon.

Ann Lethardy was born in Sanquhar and brought up at Conrick farm by Mum and Dad George and Jenny Lethardy. Ann had a nursing career and ending this by being a school nurse, she married Andrew Keeton and lives in Dumfries and is always to be seen at Queensberry square awaiting the return of the horses from Riding the Marches before the Coronation of the Sanquhar Queen.

Norman wished Ann all the very best of health for the future and presented her with the framed certificate and badge from the Cornets Club.

Virtual Week - Posted July 22nd, 2020

Following the current situation around COVID-19 the executive committee have regrettably decided to cancel this years Riding of the Marches. The decision has not been made lightly however the wellbeing of our townsfolk is paramount and at this time we see no other option.

Our thoughts are with the 2020 principals and queen’s party. These are exceptional circumstances out-with anyone’s control.

At times like this we are privileged to stay where we do. Please stay safe, look after each other and continue with the remarkable community spirit which makes the Royal Burgh of Sanquhar so special.

On – Sanquhar – On

Norman Burns
chairman
Riding of the Marches Association

Burns Super and Race Night - Posted January 17th, 2020

Annual Burns Supper in Bowling Green on Friday 24th January 2020

for tickets contact secretary Ashley Cook

also coming is annual race night in February at Bowling Green

Date has been agreed for 2020

events will run from 7th August to 16th August

Saturday 15th August is the big day for Seamus, Bobbie and John Marshall