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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Cavalcade @ River Ettrick #8824

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 #8828

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 #8833

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 #8839

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 #8875

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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Silver Band #8610

The Silver band members take their positions in preparation for the casting of the colours.
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Pipe Band #8625

Pipe band members getting into position prior to the Standard Bearer casting the burgh flag in Selkirk Market Square
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Casting The Burgh Flag #8630

Standard Bearer 2013 Martin Rodgerson prepares to cast the burgh flag in Selkirk market square after returning from the south marches via the toll
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Casting The Burgh Flag #8636

Standard Bearer 2013 Martin Rodgerson prepares to cast the burgh flag in Selkirk market square after returning from the south marches via the toll
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Casting The Burgh Flag #8652

Standard Bearer 2013 Martin Rodgerson casts the burgh flag in Selkirk market square after returning from the south marches via the toll
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Casting The Burgh Flag #8658

Standard Bearer 2013 Martin Rodgerson prepares to cast the burgh flag in Selkirk market square after returning from the south marches via the toll
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Casting The Hammermans Flag #8684

Keiran Riddell casts the Incorporation of Hammermen flag in Selkirk market square as part of the Common Riding celebrations
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Casting The Weavers Flag #8726

Selkirk Corporation Of Weavers Standard Bearer, David Shiels casts their flag in Selkirk market square as part of the Common Riding celebrations
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Casting The Weavers Flag #8739

Selkirk Corporation Of Weavers Standard Bearer, David Shiels casts their flag in Selkirk market square as part of the Common Riding celebrations
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