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Sanquhar Riding of the Marches 2015

2015 Sanquhar Principals Credit: ITV News Border

Around 150 horses and riders turned out for this year's Sanquhar Riding of the Marches.

The age-old tradition sees the Cornet leading his cavalcade around the boundaries of the town, to check for any potential intruders.

The cavalcade riding the boundaries Credit: ITV News Border

This year's Cornet, his Lass and their Ensign began the day with the traditional ceremonies, taking place at the Toll Booth.

They were then formally sworn in as the 2015 Principals, before beginning their duties.

The traditional ceremony at the Toll Booth Credit: ITV News Border

After checking the boundaries of the town, the Principals and the cavalcade return to the town centre to report their findings to the townspeople.

The day's events are finished with the crowning of the Queen and a colourful parade through the town.

2015 Queen Chloe West Credit: ITV News Border

Sanquhar is the last of Dumfries and Galloway's Riding of the Marches, and brings to a close another busy year for Cornet's clubs across the south of Scotland.

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Children vandalise Sanquhar railway station

Police Scotland want to trace railway station vandals Credit: ITV Border

Police Scotland want to trace around 10 children, aged between 5 to 11 years who are responsible for smashing a glass panel at the railway station in Sanquhar.

The group of children were seen throwing stones across the railway line at around 18:30 on Friday 31 July.

we are aware that there may have been people waiting at the station who witnessed this incident, and are also aware that this same group of children were seen in the Queensberry Square area of the town a short time earlier. Anyone who can help should contact us at Sanquhar on 101"

– Constable Hayley McKerlie - Police Scotland

Million pound 'cosmic landscape' opens

Crawick Multiverse Credit: Crawick Multiverse

A new artwork, which cost £1 million to produce, opens in Dumfries and Galloway today.

The Crawick Multiverse is a 55-acre "cosmic landscape", inspired by themes of space, astronomy and cosmology.

It was created by American architect Charles Jencks, and funded by the Duke of Buccleuch.

It opens to the public today with a traditional summer fayre, including a treasure trail and art competition, and stalls selling local produce.

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Cornet leads riders through the town

Riders parade through town Credit: ITV Border

The Riding of the Marches in a historic event which sees riders check the boundaries of the Royal Burgh to ensure no-one has intruded on their territory.

Coronation of the Sanquhar queen Credit: ITV Border

"It's been absolutely brilliant, I've loved every second of it, really really good, it's something I've always wanted to do so I really enjoyed it. The Cornet's main job I think is to lead the rider round the boundaries f the Royal Burgh just to inspect the boundaries and make sure no encroachments have been made or any intruders."

– Jamie Shankley, Cornet

"It reflects what people want and what people like, it's a historical but it's also topical and people love it."

– > Jim Pirie, Riding of the Marches Treasurer
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