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D&G Council Honours Grace Brown At Langholm Breakfast

Grace Brown, former Deputy Town Clerk of Langholm, was honoured at the Langholm Common Riding breakfast (Friday 29 July 2016), being presented with a framed collage of photos by Councillor Ted Thompson, Civic Head of Dumfries and Galloway Council.

During her career, Grace was involved in organising many events in the Muckle Toon of Langholm,including the visit by Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, in 1972.

Since retiring, Grace, has continued to be active in her community and organises the civic Common Riding breakfast every year, supported by Dumfries and Galloway Council.

She is active in Ewes Women’s Rural, is a member of Langholm, Ewes and Westerkirk Community Council and is a regularly speaker at Burns events.

The Common Riding breakfast was originally organised by Langholm Town Council and the tradition of holding the breakfast, after the horses have galloped up the Kirk Wynd, continues.

Civic heads of other towns, representatives of Common Ridings and Ridings of the Marches in the Borders and Dumfries and Galloway, a variety of other dignitaries, and members of Langholm Common Riding breakfast are invited to take part in the breakfast. The traditional fare of barley banna’ or bannock is served along with a full Scottish breakfast.

Councillor Ted Thompson said: “It gave me great pleasure to make this presentation to Grace Brown to thank her for her longstanding contribution to this event. Grace is a stalwart of hercommunity. To continue to give service long after retirement is commendable. The community of Langholm should be proud of her and all that she has done to contribute towards Langholm Common Riding.

“The Common Riding such a wonderful traditional event that showcases the best of Dumfries and Galloway and the breakfast presents an opportunity for a wide range of people to come together.”