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The Official Launch of the Way

The Sir Walter Scott Way was officially opened by Dame Jean Maxwell-Scott of Abbotsford on Wednesday 30th April 2003.
Dame Jean is a direct descendent of Sir Walter Scott after whom the Way is named.

Walkers arrive at Abbotsford Bill Orme of Australia leads the children

Dame Jean cuts the ribbon

Dame Jean Maxwell-Scott cuts the ribbon to open the Way while Nedra Orme and John Henderson look on.
Pupils from Wilton School in Hawick are also present having walked part of the Way to arrive at Abbotsford.
Offical speeches

John Henderson of Walking Support / I-Net Support who developed the Way introduces Bill Orme from Sydney Australia. Bill and his wife Nedra had been walking part of the Way on their walking journey along the length of Britain.

Moffat - The Old Clock Tower

Riddell Graham the Chief Executive of the Scottish Borders Tourist Board welcomes the new walking route and its association with Sir Walter Scott and Abbotsford.

Moffat - The Old Clock Tower

The pupils of Wilton Primary School in Hawick played an active part in the event. First walking a section of the Way from Lowood to Abbotsford then taking part in a series of Scott and walk related events.
The following images are of the pupils in the gardens involved in an art competition.

Moffat - The Old Clock Tower Moffat - The Old Clock Tower

Moffat - The Old Clock Tower Moffat - The Old Clock Tower

Moffat - The Old Clock Tower

Some of the organising team that made the day possible. A walking guide, John Hawkins of Greenmantle, Kathleen Henderson who provided the refreshments, Meg Paterson who is judging the art competition and Alastair Henderson of Northumbria University Business School.

Moffat - The Old Clock Tower



We've had a great day and learnt a lot, now back to Hawick.

Part of the day was taken up with an art competition which has now been judged and out of a host of entries the following three winners have been chosen.

First Prize - Laura Birkett
Laura Birkett's painting = 49Kb


Second Prize - Ashley Murray
Ashley Murray's painting = 26Kb


Third Prize - Gavin Thomson
Gavin Thomson's painting = 38Kb


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