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Kelso Civic Week culminates in Common Riding

Hundreds of people have turned out for the annual ride from Kelso to Yetholm as part of Kelso Civic Week.

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The festival was started in 1937, so that Kelso could have a Common Riding similar to the other towns in the Borders.

Kelso is one of the last Common Ridings of the season. The remaining are:

  • 30th July to 5th August 2017
  • 1st - 6th August -Coldstream Civic Week

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Fun in the sun for Galashiels Braw Lads Gathering

Around 300 horses took part in the annual event Credit: ITV Border
Hundreds turned out to watch the procession in the town centre Credit: ITV Border

Thousands lined the streets of Galashiels for the annual Braw Lads Gathering. The event began in 1930 to celebrate key moments in the town's history. It's one of a string of Borders towns to celebrate over the Common Ridings season. David Houston, the Chairman of the Braw Lads Executive Council spoke to Hannah McNulty:

Hawick ready to kick-start Common Riding season

It's that time of the year again when the common ridings and riding of the marches take place across the south of Scotland.

Each town across the Borders and Dumfries and Galloway has their own traditions dating back hundreds of years.

They all feature a cavalcade of horses and riders checking the boundaries of the town for potential invaders.

Hawick is the first of the season and takes place tomorrow. Lori Carnochan reports:

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The Common Ridings: Where and when

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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
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