Shot of the Day
I had sat for about an hour when the odd snowflake started to appear, so I took it as an omen to head for pastures new. I decided to have a quick journey to the moorland behind Whita to see if there was any sign of the male Hen Harrier that has been spotted recently. I was out of luck but I had a brief word with Mac Hotson who has expert knowledge of the moorland and he told me he had been watching the male Harrier just before I had arrived. I gave Kenny Bell a quick call to see if he fancied going to the local seven a sides, he said he would meet me at the Buccleuch Centre in 30 minutes.
Kenny and Corrie
Local ladies enjoying the afternoon
Seven a side rugby tournaments are held annually amongst the border clubs. It was originally developed at Melrose and has become a global sport over the years. It is played with seven players per side, seven minutes each way and ten minutes each way in the final. It is exiting to watch and exhilarating for the players. Click here for a more detailed history.