Hawick's annual Common Riding

Hooves are pounding the grounds of Hawick, as hundreds of horses and riders ride out for the town's annual Common Riding.

The rides celebrate a 13th century tradition and take place across the South of Scotland throughout the summer.

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The Common Ridings: Where and when

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Today's annual Common Riding in Hawick kicks off a series of summer ridings across the south of Scotland.

Here's where you can see one of the rides:

  • 6th - 11th June - Hawick Common Riding
  • 3rd - 11th June - West Linton Whipman
  • 13th - 17th June - Selkirk Common Riding
  • 20th - 25th June -Peebles Beltane
  • 20th - 25th June - Melrose Festival
  • 24th June - 3rd July - Galashiels Braw Lads Gathering
  • 5th July - Duns Summer Festival
  • 17th - 23rd July - Kelso Civic Week
  • 1st - 6th August - Lauder Common Riding
  • 1st - 6th August -Coldstream Civic Week


Common Riding trots off in Hawick

Hawick's annual Common Riding in 2015 Credit: ITV Border

Hundreds of horses and riders, suited and booted, will ride through the streets of Hawick today for the annual Common Riding.

The earliest risers set off at 6.00am this morning to make the most of the 13th century tradition.

Common Ridings take place across the South of Scotland throughout the summer months.

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