Organisers of this year's Sanquhar Riding of the Marches say the event was one of the busiest in recent years.
More than 150 riders took part in the tradition, which dates back more than 100 years.
Lori Carnochan reports:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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"
A new £1million art space developed from an old open cast coal mine in Dumfries and Galloway has opened to the public.
Crawick Multiverse, near Sanquhar, is situated on a 55-acre site. It was created by reknowned artist Charles Jencks, and as Lori Carnochan reports, it's already proving a hit.
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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It was a day of colour, history and plenty of smiles in Sanquhar, Dumfries and Galloway, as the town celebrated its Riding of the Marches on Saturday 16 August.
It's an annual event that attracts hundreds of visitors. Among the crowds was our reporter Fiona McIllwraith.
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.
"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."
"It reflects what people want and what people like, it's a historical but it's also topical and people love it."
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The south of Scotland is home to the oldest post office in the world.
However the currents owners of Sanquhar Post Office are ready to move on and could shut-up shop if a new buyer isn't found.
The people in the town are desperate to hold on to this piece of their history. Lori Carnochan reports.