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Riverside rock festival arrives in Jedburgh

Both rock and traditional bands are set to take the stage for Riverside Rock 2015 later today, June 20, in a charity music festival.

The Joe Mangels will be playing at the event. Credit: Riverside Rock

The 2,000 capacity event will begin at Jed-Forest RFC, Riverside Park at 12pm and is set to finish at midnight.

Attendees are encouraged to bring along a picnic (alcohol not permitted) and to help raise money for “Cash For Kids” and other sports organisations around the Scottish Borders.

Guid Nychburris Day: The line-up

It's one of the biggest events of the year in Dumfries.

The annual Guid Nychburris Festival starts today, June 22, and features rides outs, parades and parties.

Months of work goes into the planning to ensure it's a success.

The ceremony follows a route and sequence of events laid down in the mists of time.

Formal proceedings start at 7.30am with the gathering of up to 250 horses waiting for the courier to arrive and announce that the Pursuivant is on his way.

At 8am they leave the Midsteeple and ride out to meet the Pursuivant. They then proceed to Ride the Marches and Stob and Nog (mark the boundary with posts and flags) before returning to the Midsteeple at 12.15pm to meet the Provost, and then the Charter is proclaimed to the town's people of Dumfries.

This is then followed by the crowning of the Queen of the South.

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