Summer 2018 St. Boswell's area gathering. (update)

A proposed get-together for Pelicans in July 2018?


Proposed date 14th July 2018 accommodation at the above three-star Hotel in Market Square Melrose TD6 9PN.

Cost of accommodation and food:  Dinner, Bed and breakfast will cost £110 per room per night for single occupancy.  For 2 sharing, the rate will be £210 per night. They will create a set menu for us with an allowance from the above costs of £40p.p. (3 courses). This hotel has a very good reputation and Ian Scott, Pat McHale and I have enjoyed lunches here on several occasions in the past.

On the above basis a couple staying for one night the cost will be £210 inclusive of VAT at 20%.

Each Pelican will be responsible for settling his own bill with the hotel and this gives the flexibility to choose dishes for dinner to suit individual tastes for food and drinks.

Next steps please let me know if you would like to join us for this get-together in July by sending me an e-mail to telling me how many will be in your party and when you plan to arrive and depart.

If you and your wife/partner would like to join us please call the hotel on +44 (0)1896 822285 or e-mail and confirm your booking which they will do by simply taking your credit or debit card number.

Available Rooms They have a total of nine doubles or twin rooms and four singles in the Burt’s Hotel and they will allocate them on a first come first served basis.

As Burt’s Hotel is very popular venue in the centre of Melrose and they have limited accommodation please do not delay in making contact with them to confirm your booking. If you would like to remain in Melrose for a longer period please contact the hotel yourselves and make the necessary arrangments.

We very much hope that this invitation will be welcomed by a good number of you and if you require any further information on this event please write to me or call me on +44 (0)1483 271314.

Alternative accommodation may be available in the area.

Mike Ellis                                             Pelicans                                              March 2018


Summer 2018 St. Boswell's area gathering.

Mike Ellis and I are considering the possibility of another get-together in the Borders in summer 2018 along the lines of those organised in September 2009 and July 2015.

Accommodation would be for 2 nights  in a hotel (probably Melrose or at the Buccleuch Arms in St Boswell’s) with individuals of course free to make alternative accommodation arrangements.  There would be one main get-together dinner, and a visit to St Columba’s.  Visits to other places could be organised or left to individuals.

To help us gauge probable numbers  it would be helpful if anyone who would be interested in attending this reunion could let Mike or me know by email ( , ) or any other means and indicate their preferences for accommodation, any preferences for dates (including any preference for another year or another time of the year), whether you would be bringing a partner,  and any suggestions for other aspects of the event.


Our suggested dates are as follows.  Please indicate your preference:

                                                                                                                                  Friday 15th June – Sunday 17th June

                                                                                                                                  Friday 13th July – Sunday 15th July

                                                                                                                                  Friday 14th September – Sunday 16th September


It might also be useful if you could get this information to any of our ex confreres who might not regularly access the  Pelicans web site.


If there is a reasonable response Mike and I shall look more closely at accommodation possibilities and dates and post details on the website and Facebook page and to individuals


Ian Scott.

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