Calum has lived in West Linton his entire life. He attended both West Linton Primary School and Peebles High School before moving onto Edinburgh Napier University, where he studies Social Sciences. Calum also works behind the bar in The Gordon Arms.
As well as work and university Calum coaches at West Linton Primary School Badminton Club. In his spare time Calum goes to watch Hibernian FC as well as being a part of the Linton Hotspur FC Social Club, he also (tries) to play a bit.
Alison has lived in Innerleithen, with her mum and sister, all her life. She attended St. Ronan’s Primary School where she was lucky enough to be selected twice to participate in the local festival – Games Week – as a Sash Girl.
Her elder sister Beth was also recently part of the Games fulfilling the role of the Standard Bearer’s Lass. Alison attended Peebles High School before furthering her education at college studying an HNC in Early Education and Childcare.
She is currently in her second year at Strathclyde University studying Primary Education whilst working in a local nursery in Peebles.
Thomas lives with his parents, Stephen and Louisa, his sister, Leona, and George, the cat.
Currently, Thomas is in Primary 7 at West Linton Primary School and looking forward to starting at High School.
His interests include playing guitar, Running Club, fencing and basketball. He feels very honoured to be Barony Herald.
Amy is 5 years old and lives at Spylaw Farm, Lamancha, with her Mummy, Daddy, younger brother Cameron and baby sister Emily.
Amy currently attends Newlands Playgroup and is very excited about starting school this year. She loves drawing and going to the play park, but most of all, she loves horses and would like to become a vet when she is older!
Amy is very pleased to be the flower girl at this year’s Whipman play. She is looking forward to being part of the fun, and watching the horses of course!
Nan Thomson moved from Dumfries about 46 years ago to Blyth Bank Farm where she and her husband Joe lived happily for nearly 22 years. Nan has one son, Kevin and two grandchildren, Gavin and Zowie.
Nan and Joe retired to West Linton 20 years ago and Nan has been a volunteer in the Red Cross shop all that time. Nan’s contribution to the Red Cross is greatly appreciated by the West Linton community. She really enjoys meeting people and you can be sure that you will always be met with a cheery smile.
Nan wishes the Whipman and his Lass a happy year, and the villagers another happy Whipman time.