Selkirk Common Riding

 Selkirk Common RidingClick on the image above to open a Panorama Tour in a New Window. Flash Player required

The people of Selkirk, on the border of Scotland and England, annually celebrate elements of their history by riding out of the town and around its boundaries.
The main day starts at 4am when a Flute Band rouses the Provest and The Standard Bearer. Then follows a series of marches, ceremonies, singing and horse riding, culminating in a flag ceremony, the “Casting of the Colours”, in Market Square just before lunch time.
Uniquely among the Border Towns the ancient craft and trade flags are paraded.
The event is always busy and this year over 360 horse riders participated in this very traditional and heart warming occasion.