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Dumfries celebrates Guid Nychburris

Guid Nychburris is an age old tradition in Dumfries that dates back to the 1700's. In history, the town's people would ride to the boundaries to protect their land, nowadays it's a celebration.

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Build up to Guid Nychburris riding of the marches

School children welcome the cornet, his lass and their and his principals Credit: ITV Border

Guid Nychburris is an age old tradition in Dumfries that dates back to the 1700's. In history, the town's people would ride to the boundaries to protect their land and warn off English invaders. Nowadays it's a celebration.

It's seen as an honour to be chosen as the cornet Credit: ITV Border

The cornet, his lass and their principals have been visiting schools and care homes in Dumfries ahead of the main event, Guid Neighbours Day, when the riding of the marches takes place.

Time for a 'selfie' at this school in Dumfries Credit: ITV Border

Hundreds of horses and riders will take part in the riding of the marches tomorrow, Saturday 21 June, at 8am. At midday the crowning of the queen of the south will take place.

It brings back memories for those who have taken part in the tradition Credit: ITV Border

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