Selkirk Common Riding 2013

Selkirk commemorates and celebrates her history at the annual Common Riding, always held on the second Friday after the first Monday in June, when the town's boundaries or 'marches' are ridden. Usually in the region of 300-400 mounts, Selkirk boasts one of the largest cavalcade of horses and riders in Europe. The culmination of the day involves the town's Standard Bearer ( Martin Rodgerson 2013 ) casting, or flying, the town's standard (A St Andrew's cross with the town seal placed in the centre) in the Market Place in memory of Fletcher's "O' Flodden Field", consolidating the ceremony's late-medieval / early-modern historical roots.

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Selkirk Colonial Standard Bearer 2013 #9080

Selkirk Colonial Society Standard Bearer 2013, Robert Mailer Anderson poses for the camera in the Selkirk market square after the casting of the colours ceremony.
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St. Andrews Flag @ Peat Law #8407

Selkirk commemorates and celebrates her history at the annual Common Riding, always held on the second Friday after the first Monday in June, when the town's boundaries or 'marches' are ridden. Usually in the region of 300-400 mounts, Selkirk boasts one of the largest cavalcade of horses and riders in Europe. The culmination of the day involves the town's Standard Bearer ( Martin Rodgerson 2013 ) casting, or flying, the town's standard (A St Andrew's cross with the town seal placed in the centre) in the Market Place in memory of Fletcher's "O' Flodden Field", consolidating the ceremony's late-medieval / early-modern historical roots.
© Allan Bell

St. Andrews Flag @ Peat Law #8422

Selkirk commemorates and celebrates her history at the annual Common Riding, always held on the second Friday after the first Monday in June, when the town's boundaries or 'marches' are ridden. Usually in the region of 300-400 mounts, Selkirk boasts one of the largest cavalcade of horses and riders in Europe. The culmination of the day involves the town's Standard Bearer ( Martin Rodgerson 2013 ) casting, or flying, the town's standard (A St Andrew's cross with the town seal placed in the centre) in the Market Place in memory of Fletcher's "O' Flodden Field", consolidating the ceremony's late-medieval / early-modern historical roots.
© Allan Bell

Fletcher "O Flodden Field" #4542

Selkirk commemorates and celebrates her history at the annual Common Riding, always held on the second Friday after the first Monday in June, when the town's boundaries or 'marches' are ridden. Usually in the region of 300-400 mounts, Selkirk boasts one of the largest cavalcade of horses and riders in Europe. The culmination of the day involves the town's Standard Bearer ( Martin Rodgerson 2013 ) casting, or flying, the town's standard (A St Andrew's cross with the town seal placed in the centre) in the Market Place in memory of Fletcher's "O' Flodden Field", consolidating the ceremony's late-medieval / early-modern historical roots.
© Allan Bell

Bussin The Flag # 4837

On the balcony of the Victoria Halls; Standard Bearer Martin Rodgerson recieves the burgh flag prior to leading the cavalcade around the south marches. "Safe Oot & Safe In"
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Standard Bearer @ River Ettrick #8133

Standard Bearer Martin Rodgerson leads his attendants and following cavalcade across the River Ettrick on route to riding the south marches.
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Standard Bearer @ River Ettrick #8155

Standard Bearer Martin Rodgerson leads his attendants and following cavalcade across the River Ettrick on route to riding the south marches.
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Standard Bearer @ River Ettrick #8164

Standard Bearer Martin Rodgerson leads his attendants and following cavalcade across the River Ettrick on route to riding the south marches.
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Attendants @ River Ettrick #8173

Standard Bearer Martin Rodgerson's attendants cross the River Ettrick as the sun shines; on route to riding the south marches.
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Gavin Henderson @ River Ettrick #8187

Standard Bearer 2012, Gavin Henderson crosses the River Ettrick as part of the cavalcade riding the south marches.
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Mick Craig @ River Ettrick #8191

Ex-Standaed Bearer 2011; Mick Craig crosses the River Ettrick as part of the cavalcade riding the south marches.
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Cavalcade @ River Ettrick #8252

Cavalcade crossing the River Ettrick on route to riding the south marches as part of the Selkirk Common Riding celebrations 2013
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Cavalcade @ River Ettrick #8270

Cavalcade crossing the River Ettrick on route to riding the south marches as part of the Selkirk Common Riding celebrations 2013
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Cavalcade @ River Ettrick #8274

Cavalcade crossing the River Ettrick on route to riding the south marches as part of the Selkirk Common Riding celebrations 2013
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