NY2068 : The Riding of the Marches, Annan

near to Annan, Dumfries And Galloway, Great Britain

The Riding of the Marches, Annan
The Riding of the Marches, Annan
The Riding of the Marches is a tradition of many Scottish Border towns, dating back to the 13th & 14th centuries. For information on the history of the tradition, see LinkExternal link

The photo shows the Riders, led by the Cornet, the Cornet's Lass and the Standard Bearer, approaching Prestonfield, to the north of Annan. The Ride takes about 4 hours to complete the circuit, and then parades through the town, accompanied by floats & pipe bands. Various events take place throughout the rest of the day, culminating in a procession of the massed pipe bands in the evening. An impressive spectacle.
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Saturday, 1 July, 2006   (more nearby)
Saturday, 1 July, 2006
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