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Hundreds celebrate Selkirk Common Riding

The Common Riding in Selkirk. Photo: ITV News

The ancient tradition of riding the boundaries has taken place in Selkirk, as more than 300 riders saddled up for the annual Common Riding Festival.

The festival dates back more than 400 years with many ceremonies remembering events that happened 1,000 years ago.

The Common Riding attracts a huge crowd. Credit: ITV News

The Royal Standard Bearer is the central figure and the main ceremony is the casting of colours in the ancient market square.

This year's Standard Bearer Scott Rodgerson. Credit: ITV News

This year's Standard Bearer was Scott Rodgerson.

He led the cavalcade round the boundaries, to mimic a time when Burgh law men would ride round Selkirk to make sure no one was encroaching on the town's common land.

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