The Council of the Society determined that we should, in some way, recognize the debt we owed to George and after discussions, firstly with the Rector of Peebles High School and then the staff of its Additional Needs Department, decided that a suitably engraved pewter quaich would be presented to the school as an award for the most creative and enterprising entry from students with additional needs, based on criteria agreed with members of the Additional Needs Department teaching staff.
The award will be given jointly to two pupils, one for ‘Effort’ and one for ‘Achievement’, in a project set by the Department in conjunction with the Tweeddale Society. The title and format of the undertaking may change each year and could involve any medium chosen by the pupil. The winners will be chosen by the teaching staff of the Department. A small engraved quaich will be given annually to each pupil as a permanent memento. The Main Trophy will be presented on Prizegiving Day and will be kept at the School.