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Don’t let the tradition die plea

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By Fiona Reid
Don’t let the tradition die plea

MOFFAT Gala’s annual parade will be lacking a key principal this year if no one comes forward to be the 2019 Shepherd.

Natasha Hastings, 19, has been revealed as the 2019 Lass . . . but unfortunately no one signed up to be Shepherd before the March 29 deadline.

Looking forward to the summer ahead, Natasha, a receptionist at Brazenall and Orr Solicitors in Dumfries, said: “I am looking forward to the opportunity of representing my town during this year’s festivities and by visiting other local towns at their events in the coming year.

“I have friends and family members that have been Shepherd and Shepherd’s Lass in the past, which they have all thoroughly enjoyed.”

And encouraging suitable Shepherds to throw their hat in the ring, she said: “It is a responsibility that needs to be taken seriously but it’s also a chance to meet new friends and have some fun along the way.”

Chairwoman of the Shepherd and Lass Club Julie Currie added: “We really don’t want to see this tradition die and are asking for someone between the ages of 18-25, and who lives in the Moffat/Kirkpatrick Juxta area to come forward.”

Contact any member of the Shepherd and Lass committee to register your interest as soon as possible.


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