Couple chosen to lead town festival

The 2015 Hunter and Lass Colin Hawkins and Gillian Garriock
The 2015 Hunter and Lass Colin Hawkins and Gillian Garriock

Honoured to be heading up Penicuik’s annual Hunter and Lass festivities are the town’s top couple Colin Hawkins and Gillian Garriock.

The 2015 Hunter and Lass will be officially unveiled at the installation disco on March 28. The Hunter and Lass will be installed on May 28.

Nominated by his brother, Colin (37) told the Advertiser he was “excited and honoured” at being selected Hunter.

Gillian (35) nominated herself for her role after becoming more closely involved in the town’s celebrations. “It is always something I have wanted to do,” she said. “I’m friendly with a former Hunter’s Lass and she encouraged me.”

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