Hawick's Cornet waved the flag to crowds at Hawick's annual Common Riding.
Traditionally, the Cornet is charged to ride the marches of the community of Hawick and return the flag 'unsullied and unstained'.
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Today's annual Common Riding in Hawick kicks off a series of summer ridings across the south of Scotland.
Here's where you can see one of the rides:
- 6th - 11th June - Hawick Common Riding
- 3rd - 11th June - West Linton Whipman
- 13th - 17th June - Selkirk Common Riding
- 20th - 25th June -Peebles Beltane
- 20th - 25th June - Melrose Festival
- 24th June - 3rd July - Galashiels Braw Lads Gathering
- 5th July - Duns Summer Festival
- 17th - 23rd July - Kelso Civic Week
- 1st - 6th August - Lauder Common Riding
- 1st - 6th August -Coldstream Civic Week
The first of this year's major Common Riding festivals has kicked off in Hawick this morning.
Thousands of spectators lined the streets, as hundreds of horses and riders set off to ride the town's boundaries.
Hundreds of horses and riders, suited and booted, will ride through the streets of Hawick today for the annual Common Riding.
The earliest risers set off at 6.00am this morning to make the most of the 13th century tradition.
Common Ridings take place across the South of Scotland throughout the summer months.
An exhibition of photographs documenting the Common Ridings in the Scottish Borders is to go on display at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh.
The collection by acclaimed photographer Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert will show the colour, pageantry and stories behind the traditional Border events.
They will be part of the new Document Scotland exhibition titled The Ties that Bind, which opens on September the 26th.
The 2015 Common Riding and Festival season has come to an end in the Scottish Borders.
Here are some of the best bits:
Hundreds of horses and riders will cross Flodden Fields later during Coldstream Civic Week.
The Event brings to an end a successful summer of the ride outs in the Scottish Borders.
Thousands of people will be in Langholm today as it holds its annual Common Riding festival.
It commemorates the ancient tradition of checking the boundaries of the town on horseback, which stretches back almost 250 years.
The events began at 5 this morning and will carry on into the evening.
Jenny Longden went to see the finale of Kelso Civic Week, and the riding-out to Yetholm: