After weeks of watching the weather on every channel or site possible, the weather gods were with us once more and gave us a beautiful crowning day.
Roma left from her home in Eyemouth in style with the help of Border Limos, and arrived in St Abbs to a lovely, warm welcome from the inhabitants and visitors alike. Michael Wilson piped Roma and her court along to pier to the awaiting Eyemouth Lifeboat, Barclaycard Crusader. This year was a particularly special year as it was the newly appointed coxswain Andrew Jamieson’s first time sailing an EHQ elect to port. Also, EHQ 2009. Miss Leoke Spouse was on board by invitation of Roma. The weather had impeded a journey from St Abbs on her crowning day. Leoke was Roma’s P7 “buddy” when she started school and Roma had presented Leoke with her sceptre on her day.
The St Abbs and Berwick Lifeboat as well as many craft, made the journey alongside them.
The Eyemouth Pipe Band and a large crowd were at Eyemouth to receive Roma. Once on dry land, she was escorted by her dad, John , to Gunsgreen House where she received her ceremonial robes. A few pictures were taken, then it was off to the Eyemouth Community Centre to meet the rest of the processional children and begin the parade.
Led as ever by the pipe band, she and her court made their way to the diase in the Home Arms Car Park.
It was extra special for Roma when she was crowned as one of her best friends, EHQ 2014 Miss Ailsa Landels, was the girl with the task. A few tears were shed by both girls but they made it through.
The children on the day were absolutely fantastic and did their jobs very well. Their behaviour was a real credit to their parents.
Once the crowning was over, the procession made its way along the High Street, stopping at both the Eyemouth Disaster and Eyemouth War Memorials to lay wreathes.
All the children had their photographs taken on the steps of the Eyemouth Parish Church with the Brownies and Guides then made their way home with their picnic bags.
Later on that night, the brilliant Bon Accord ceilidh band gave all a great dance in the Old High School Hall, to celebrate what had been a super day had by all.
Grateful thanks as ever, goes to all who helped us achieve this once again. We really couldn’t do it without you.