Kirkcudbright Riding of the Marches
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.