IN PICTURES: Lauder fancy dress parade

The weird and wonderful descended on Lauder on Wednesday evening, with dozens taking part in the traditional fancy dress, part of the town’s common riding celebrations.

Nancy Hardy, Frances Wilson, Linda Wilson and Amanda Gryczka.
Nancy Hardy, Frances Wilson, Linda Wilson and Amanda Gryczka.

From fairy-tale princesses and astronauts to the Burnmill Spice Girls and Mrs Brown’s Boys, unusually-clad townsfolk packed the streets. Photographer Bill McBurnie snapped some of the entrants.

Ashleigh Scott takes part in the fancy dress.
The ex lasses get their hippy on.
Burnmill Fairies: Judith Riddell, Yvonne Wilson, Linda Henry, Fiona Nichol and Clare Middlemiss.
Kristine Elrick, Sandra Shackleton and Margaret Scott watch the parade.
Winners in the adult category: The Lauder Lunar-Tics.
The Smiths, Neil, Claire, Jessica and Aaron.
Lisa Kimber and Clare Ellis of Stow Pipe Band.
Lauder Gin Club: Amber Redmaine, Sharon Russell and Fiona and Gail Miller.
Lily and Ella Mundell, Cara Hood and Ailish Fairbairn.
Jim Fairburn, Gregor Ker, Daniel Simpson, Iain Dick and Chris Rogerson.
Lisa Kimber and Clare Ellis of Stow Pipe Band.
Mirren Pow, Ava Macleod, Isla Pow and Charlotte Santini.
Shona Baxter, Hannah Baxter, Emma and Janice Baxter.
Felicity Scott, Jaya Faichmey and Jamie Loveday.
The Lauder Fire Service.
Stow Pine Band's Alistair Robinson.
Stow Pipe Band led the parade.
Tabitha Threadgall, Sally and Helen Middlemiss with Caitlin Megahy.
Martin and Victoria Whellans from Lauder.
Louise Wilson, Helen Middlemiss, Mollie Ker, Lana Ker, Rachel Hughes and Cornet's Lass Zoe Bruce.
Skye Ramsay as Rapunzel, with mum Gemma.
The Russell family: Susie, Eden, Ruby, Adaira and Aaron.
Three generations of the Russell family.
Louise Wilson, Maria Prentice, Tamara Steele and Juniar Burnett.
Amanda Gryczka and Joel Parkhill.
Toy Story - Trish Bilsland and Jenny Combie-Smith with Leo Spinalbellie and mum Emma.
Stow Pipe Band led the parade.