NHS Dumfries & Galloway

Robyn and Ranjit ready for Guid Nychburris

A busy week is unfolding for NHS staff taking on leading roles in this year’s Guid Nychburris celebrations.

Healthcare Support Worker Robyn Peden is this year’s Cornet’s Lass and Dr Ranjit Thomas is Pursuivant, with an installation ceremony taking place at The Midsteeple in Dumfries this evening, Monday June 13, at 7.30 pm.

Robyn said “I am very honoured to be elected as Cornet Lass 2022.

“I have taken part in Guid Nychburris since I was eight years old on my Pony called Toby, and since then I have won best turned- out junior in 2012 and 2014 with my pony Nia.

“I was also a Queen of the South Attendant representing St Michaels Primary School in 2011.”

Ranjit, a Consultant Haematologist, said: “It is a great honour and such a privilege to be chosen to take on this leading role in this very traditional celebration, and to mark the 90th anniversary of Guid Nychburris as well as the Queens Platinum Jubilee.

“It’s a busy time of events over recent weeks and we are as ready as can be for the big day itself.”

A week of activity will be taking place as part of the annual festival dating back to 1932 which marks Dumfries being awarded Royal Burgh status in 1186 in a charter granted by King Robert III.

Guid Nychburris Day takes place next Saturday June 18, when Robyn and Ranjit will be taking part in a packed day of events which include the Riding of the Marches, the charter and crowning ceremony and the parade through the town.For more details, visit the Guid Nychburris Association Facebook page: