Jethart Callant's Festival

Official Site for Jethart Callant's Festival


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Reply John Balmer
4:08 PM on July 7, 2013 
Sorry I can't be there this year but good luck to the Callant and his supporters.
Reply larryjed
6:02 AM on August 6, 2012 
Well thats it,the 2012 festival has come and gone and in spite of all that the weather gods decided to throw at us I think you will agree that everyone concerned with the festival did a splended job and deserve all the congratulations they get. Well done to you all and thanks for the memories.
Reply larryjed
6:26 AM on July 9, 2012 
Congratulations to our Principals,mounted followers,cyclists and all other foot soldiers for the way the are carrying out their duties and support in spite of the S***y weather. Best wishes for the rest of the Festival we will show the weather gods that we will not be beaten.
Reply Sandy Waldie
4:48 AM on July 30, 2011 
What's happened to the 2011 photos? I's 30 July 2011 and there are none on the Photo Gallery !
Reply Bill Fairgrieve
6:17 PM on July 7, 2011 
Have a great festival day Jed from Down Under, 33 years since I held the treasured flag
Reply Debbie (Moffat) Litster
5:29 PM on July 6, 2011 
can someone please explain to me why the website and the magazine differ in the route that the horses leave Ancrum. According to the website the horses come back the reverse of the way they went into the village via Copeland when infact they came back via ancrum mains farm and up the side of the Teviot
Reply thomasj jackson
7:50 PM on February 23, 2011 
this is the latest photo of my wife nancy( nee sinton) myself and our two great grandchildren,thomas & summer.
Reply Sheila Masson
12:04 PM on September 2, 2009 
My photographs from the 2009 Callant's Festival are now up and running:

Apologies for the delay and please foward the link to whomever you think might be interested.

All the best,

Sheila Masson
Reply frances brittain
4:37 AM on September 2, 2009 
ruth trotter says...
Could you please tell me when William Henderson was Callant.
Reply ruth trotter
9:58 AM on August 19, 2009 
Could you please tell me when William Henderson was Callant.
Reply Lana
3:53 PM on July 29, 2009 - check these pics out especially page 8 number 321 onwards - what a lucky lass!!
Reply Lana
10:48 AM on July 21, 2009 
Rob says...
Lana, Thanks Rob - will have a look.
New galleries loaded this afternoon, from the days festivities. Also a couple of new images of Callant in opening slideshow
Reply Chris Kirkman
1:38 PM on July 13, 2009 
What an amazing week. Well worth the trek up from Lancashire. The horses really enjoyed their hols as much as we did. I have never met such lovely friendly people. Roll on next year. WE WILL BE BACK !!!!
Reply Rob
2:22 PM on July 10, 2009 
New galleries loaded this afternoon, from the days festivities. Also a couple of new images of Callant in opening slideshow
Reply Lana
6:52 PM on July 6, 2009 
If that digitalpic link doesn't paste properly - the long way is then click on the 'view your pictures' in the bottom orange banner then click on 'common ridings'
Reply Lana Spence
6:34 PM on July 6, 2009 is the other website (Alistair Learmonth) but photos not up yet as looking to get a new site upand running.
Reply Lana Spence
6:27 PM on July 6, 2009 
Copy and paste to see pics of Queens Ride from
Reply Lana
8:24 PM on July 4, 2009 
Ta! Good for folk to look at. Never seen you to at Redeswire - good day.
June & Rhonda says...
Good photos Lana!
Reply June & Rhonda
3:35 PM on July 4, 2009 
Good photos Lana!
Reply Lana Spence
7:12 AM on July 3, 2009 

I took some photos - not the best but never mind - here is the link - can anyone tell me where I can see all the other 'professional' photos!!
Reply Penny Moffat
12:41 PM on June 27, 2009 
I would just like to say thank you for a fantastic rideout last Sunday ( Morebattle ) - I know there must have been a lot of effort and hard work to make it one of the best rideouts I have attended. Thank you and here's to the rest of the festival. Much appreciated.
Reply Alison Christie
3:17 AM on June 24, 2009 
Congratulations to the Callant and best wishes for a successful, safe Festival - Hope the weather is kind to you for all your rideouts. My brother and I once cycled to Redeswire from Ancrum and back home again. We also used to cycle to Lanton, Ancrum and Morebattle for the rideouts there!
Reply ex callant brian lyall
9:04 PM on June 21, 2009 
hope everyone has a great time at the festival wish a could be there (safe oot safe in callant yourston)
Reply John Balmer
2:38 PM on May 28, 2009 
Coming back to witness Callant Tosh Donald's 50th anniversary. Staying with my good friends Charlie and Jenny Murdoch and hoping to bump into some old friends again this year.
Reply Frances Brittain(nee Dobson)
11:23 AM on May 21, 2009 
My mother May Dobson was born in Jed as I was and lived there til 1956. Still return as family still living in Jed. Great site nice to catch up on news.
Reply Jayne
9:28 AM on May 18, 2009 
My father Arthur Oliver was born and bred in Jed, we have had many a happy time here with friends and family, Nan and Watt Hume my grandparents who lived on Elliott Road, the Spences and Hastie families. Great memories
Reply Deertrackdoctor
10:16 AM on April 23, 2009 
very good clear and user friendly web site :D
well done
i needed the dates to book time off work and there they all were.
Reply Alison Christie (nee Anderson)
2:29 AM on September 26, 2008 
Great to find this site. Interested to see one of your Committee men is Jim Tunnah - I've found I've got Tunnahs from Berwickshire in my ancestry and wonder if Jim is related???!!!
I grew up at Harriestfield near Ancrum and attended the Grammar School for four years, and once danced the reel with the Callant at the Ancrum rideout many years ago! Can't remember if it was Jim Millar or Tommy Spence who was Callant that year! Went to school with both of them!

Alison Christie (nee Anderson
Reply Wendy
11:48 AM on July 16, 2008 
8)Great website, didn't know till Lana emailed me either!!
keep up the good work :D
Reply Lana Spence
11:21 AM on July 16, 2008 
Hello - so good to have a website for oor Festival! Didn't know it existed until I tried to find the spelling of Redeswire and up this site popped!
Reply stephen dawson
7:09 PM on July 13, 2008 
Glad to hear it was a good festival...just found this site and the pics look great..I agree with Brian about the site for all of us that left jethart..greetings from canada
Reply Brian Lyall
9:53 PM on July 8, 2008 
Happy Festival Safe in Safe oot great site for us exiles to see who's keeping their youthful looks
All the best tae Callant Pringle on Festival Day
Reply gemma
5:21 PM on July 7, 2008 
missing the festival this year due to work, gutted as my youngest brothers riding!
Reply June Kerr (nee Rae)
4:52 AM on July 7, 2008 
Coming up on Friday for first Festival Day in 23 years. Looking forward to it immensely.
Reply Sandy Waldie
4:13 PM on June 18, 2008 
Just checked out the Festival programme for 2008 prior to coming home for Festival Week. Great to have this dedicated web site.
Well done.