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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Casting The Fleshers Flag #8746

Incorporation Of Fleshers Standard Bearer, Scott McKenzie casts their flag in Selkirk market square as part of the Common Riding celebrations
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Casting The Fleshers Flag #8774

Incorporation Of Fleshers Standard Bearer, Scott McKenzie casts their flag in Selkirk market square as part of the Common Riding celebrations
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Casting The Colonial Society Flag #8797

Selkirk Colonial Standard Bearer, Robert Mailer Anderson travelled from San Francisco, USA to cast the society flag in Selkirk market square as part of the Common Riding celebrations.
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Casting The Colonial Society Flag #8801

Selkirk Colonial Standard Bearer, Robert Mailer Anderson travelled from San Francisco, USA to cast the society flag in Selkirk market square as part of the Common Riding celebrations.
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Casting The Merchant Company Flag #8843

Selkirk Merchant Company Standard Bearer, Ian Main casts the society flag in Selkirk market square as part of the Common Riding celebrations 2013
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Casting The Ex-Soldiers Association Flag #8898

Selkirk Ex-Soldiers Association Standard Bearer 2013, David Deacon casts the association flag in Selkirk market square as part of the Common Riding celebrations.
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Remembering Ex-Soldiers #8920

Selkirk Ex-Soldiers Association Standard Bearer 2013, David Deacon casts the association flag in Selkirk market square as part of the Common Riding celebrations.
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Selkirk Silver Band #8923

Selkirk Silver Band conductor, Colin Kemp orchestrates during the casting of the colours in Selkirk market square as part of the Common Riding celebrations.
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Provost & Standard Bearer #8948

Provost David Anderson receives the burgh flag "Unsullied & Untarnished" returned by Standard Bearer Martin Rodgerson in Selkirk market square as part of the Common Riding celebrations.
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Selkirk Colonial Standard Bearer 2013 #9069

Selkirk Colonial Society Standard Bearer 2013, Robert Mailer Anderson relaxes with family members and Ex-Colonial standard bearer Craig Douglas in the Selkirk market square after the casting of the colours.
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