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Proceedings begin with an assembly at the Cross Kirk, consisting of Principals elect, the Beltane Committee, Peebles Silver Band, Peebles Pipe Band, various organisations and of course the public. All these bodies collect at the County War Memorial in the Chambers Quadrangle and form a procession to the Cross Kirk. After collecting and getting into formation around 5.45pm they set off for the Cross Kirk

At 6.00pm the Warden of the Cross Kirk is installed and then takes the reins and conducts the Inaugural Service. Assited by local clergy the service takes shape and the proceeding of the coming week are started.

Once the service is over, all attendees, form a procession and escorted by the bands head back to the Quadrangle and disperse to look forward to the week ahead.

Due to the poor weather conditions, this year (2006), the service was held in the Parish Church.

Cornet 2005 Martin McCulloch leads the way.

The inaugural service parade is led by Peebles Silver Band.

Sara gets ready for the start of her big week.

The Pipe Band lead the way for the local organisations to the Parish Church.

The Procession led by Martin, enters the Parish Church to start the Beltane Week.

Local clubs, organisations and the general public wait patiently for the installation of the Warden of the Cross Kirk, Pastor Tony Maude.

Warden 2005 Rev. Charles Aitchison, passes the sash onto to Warden of the Cross Kirk 2006.

Pastor Tony Maude, Warden of the Cross Kirk 2006, makes his speech to the listening crowds.

The colours change hands.

Beltane Queen 2006 Sara and her court in the Parish Church.

Did someone one mention it was raining?

The streets fill up, awash with people, the scene is set for the coming week. Beltane is underway!

Come oer the Hills tae Peebles

Pictures kindly supplied by Ecosse Pix, view their website for more pictures of Beltane Week.

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