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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The following images are of the pupils in the gardens involved in an art competition.
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.
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
Second Prize - Ashley Murray
Third Prize - Gavin Thomson
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