Sunday, July 20, 2014

Congratulations to "Hands across the Border" on a great launch event

I attended with my wife and son the initial stone laying this afternoon for the "Hands across the Border" project to build a cairn on the Anglo-Scots border at Gretna, called "The Auld Acquaintance" which, obviously, is a reference to the traditional Scottish poem and song "Auld Lang Syne."

There were about 2,000 people there on the first day, which was brilliantly organised.

The cairn is to commemorate the friendship between the four nations of the Union.

The site will be open for the next eight weeks for people who want to lay a stone as part of the cairn. Directions to the site can be found at the "Hands across the Border" website here.

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