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Coldstream Civic Week begins

Coldstream Civic Week Credit: Coldstream Civic Week

Today marks the start of Coldstream Civic Week, with sashing ceremonies taking place.

It's all leading up to Flodden Day on Thursday, when more than 300 riders will gallop through the town.

There are four ride-outs in total, with around 50-100 horses expected to join the shorter routes to Norham on Monday, Birgham on Wednesday and Leitholm on Friday.

In 2014, there were 460 riders on Flodden Day to mark the 500th anniversary of the battle of Flodden.

It was inaugurated in 1952 and begins on a Sunday with the introduction of the Coldstreamer, the principal figure in the celebrations, and the bussing of the Burgh Flag.