Kirkcudbright Riding of the Marches

Jul 26, 2015, 05:44 PM, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

This is a recording of the annual riding of the Marches when the boundaries of the old Royal Burgh are marked out as tradition requires. This is a common feature of the border towns in Scotland but mostly they are inland events. Kircudbright's is one of the few that take place in a coastal town alongside the Solway estuary. It commemorates the first riding of the boundary of the Kirkcudbright Royal Burgh granted as long ago as 1485 by virtue of a Charter granted by King James II. This year it lasted for over two hours and more than 100 horses and riders attended.


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