The Hawick Cornet was chosen in the town's traditional Picking Night last night (8th May).
Chris Ritson was named as the man that will carry out ceremonial duties during the Common Riding Festival this year.
It is a huge honour for any man in the town to hold the role.
"I feel unbelievable, it is what I have wanted all my life so it is great, I am chuffed to bits. I am looking forward to carrying the flag during the Common Riding".
More top news
Kerrie Gosney brings you Sunday night's forecast
Celebrities from the world of television and music descended on Carlisle this weekend, to raise money for charity.
Rain in west, some heavy, brighter in east. Reversal into Monday. Here's the detail