Appeal for Hunter and Lass nominations

Penicuik Huner and Lass 2017 Grant McLagan and Sharon Sloan
Penicuik Huner and Lass 2017 Grant McLagan and Sharon Sloan

People are being urged to make their nominations for this year’s Penicuik Hunter and Lass Festival before next week’s closing date.

Nominees must be 18 or over and have lived in Penicuik for a minimum of three years, for the chance play an integral part in the annual festival which started in 1936.

Penicuik Hunter and Lass chairman Derek Wilson, himself a Hunter in 1986, is appealing for local people to make a nomination for the festival.

He said: “The bottom line is if we don’t get good numbers coming in we don’t have a festival. You can nominate anybody, it doesn’t matter if they are a couple or single, they can come forward to represent their town.

“It’s an honour to do it. And it widens your social circles.

“I have been involved since 1986 when I was Hunter and I’m still in touch with people through that. And I’m now chairman of the festival.

“It’s just a joy. It changed my life. It gives you a sense of pride representing Penicuik around all the other festivals, making great friends along the way. Long lasting friendships.”

To make a nomination for Penicuik Hunter and Lass 2018 before applications close next week, click here.