Jockeys saddle up for the Gala

The 2012 jockeys.

The 2012 jockeys.

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MOUNTED jockeys will return to Loanhead’s community celebration this year.

A feature of Loanhead Children’s Day processions in the years before the First World War and during the 1920s was the presence of a number of jockeys mounted on ponies.

A special project to mark the crowning of the 100th Queen is the return of the mounted jockeys for this year’s procession.

Four pupils from the P5 and P6 classes at Loanhead, Paradykes and St Margaret’s primary schools, Sophie Taylor, Emma Yorkston, Claire McGhee and Lawrie Wilson, have been selected as the jockeys for 2012.

If you are a former Queen, Herald or Crowning Lady and have not yet received an invitation as a special guest to the gala, call Alan McLaren on 0131 440 3830.

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