Candidate Profiles

Candidates for Honest Lad 2018  Candidates for Honest Lass 2018

Michael Morrison

Michael Morrison is 21 years old. He attended Musselburgh grammar school after attending Musselburgh Burgh primary school. Last year Michael was an attendant in the Official Party. He a former playing member of the Musselburgh and Penicuik boys brigade pipe band and used to be a play for Musselburgh Rugby Club. Michael is currently full time security guard and doorman for Dunedin Security. Michael’s grandad was the owner of Carbery candles, Candle Factory for many years until his retirement.


Conor Scott

Conor Scott is 23 years old, and lives in Musselburgh. He went to Loretto RC Primary School before moving onto St David’s RC High School in Dalkeith. Conor is currently employed full time at the Kilt Hire Company in Musselburgh and also works at Cousland Park Training and Livery Centre part time. In his spare time Conor enjoys socialising with friends and playing sports and is a member of the Musselburgh Badminton club. He is also a keen horse rider with two horses of his own. Conor had an excellent year last year as an attendant and is very much looking forward to this year’s festival


Claire Dougal


Claire Dougal is 22 years old and was born and brought up in Whitecraig where she attended Whitecraig Primary School before moving to Pinkie and going to Musselburgh Grammar, where she left after 4th year. Claire currently works at Edinburgh and Lasswade Riding Centre where she learnt to ride and helped through my teenage years. Claire attended both Rainbows and brownies within the town. Claire has been a crusader since she was 10 and won the youngest rider trophy aged 13. She is a keen supporter of the festival having taken part in many fancy dress parades and ride outs, after completing her first Musselburgh Festival Saturday ride aged 8, since then she has also taken part in many border common rides and festivals. It has always been her ambition to be in the official party and she is grateful that this has now become a reality.


Katie McLaren

Katie is 20 years old and has lived in Musselburgh all her life. She attended Stoneyhill Primary and Musselburgh Grammar School and was part of Rainbows, Brownies and Guides in Musselburgh, up until aged 13. Katie has recently finished her third year at Queen Margaret University where she studies Film and Media. When not studying, she is most likely stacking shelves in Tesco’s or pulling pints at Musselburgh Rugby Club. Katie is an active member of the Crusaders Riding Club which she joined in October 2017 and has been a keen supporter of the festival over the years with the parade being her favourite event because of the sense of community it brings to the town. Katie thoroughly enjoyed her time as an attendant in 2017 and is looking forward to being part of the towns history again, representing Musselburgh throughout the year and in other border towns.