Hundreds of horses and riders have been taking part in one of the regions oldest common riding festivals.The traditional ceremonial ride out took place in Selkirk, where the links to the Battle of Flodden are still strong. Jenny Longden sent this report.
The Selkirk Common Riding is getting underway in the Borders. The event is one of the oldest equestrian events in Europe. This year the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden is being remembered. In 1513, 80 men rode out to fight for King James IV but only one returned.