Cornet Alistair (Ali) Mark George (24), of 33 Longcroft Crescent, Hawick is the eldest son of Brian and Pam George.

Ali has three younger siblings. Sister Kaye, Brother Taylor, Youngest brother Braden.

Ali was educated at Drumlanrig Primary School then Hawick High School. After leaving school he started work as an apprentice Greenkeeper at Hawick Golf Club before becoming fully qualified in 2014. Ali continues to work at the Golf Club and can be seen daily up the Vertish.

Ali first followed Cornet Ben Graham in 2008 on a pony named Smartie which was owned by his lass Katy’s mum.