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Selkirk Standard Bearer carries out the ancient tradition of Casting the Colours. The movement of the flag represents a lone soldier returning from battle in 1513, and telling the crowds that everyone but him has been slain.
Gemma Ross and Karen Cornwall, waiting to watch the casting of the colours. They told our report Jenny Longden: "We have come to support our local standard bearer and see our friends riding. The best bit has to be the toll, seeing the riders come in. The rain hasn't dampened spirits at all."
Hundreds of people have turned out to watch Selkirk's annual festival. Around 250 horses have set off to ride the boundaries of the town today. The ancient tradition mimics the time when men on horseback would protect the town from raids.
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Selkirk Common Riding begins. The ancient tradition mimics the time when men on horseback would protect the town from raids.