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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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Common Ridings to feature in National exhibition

Selkirk riders at the Three Bretheren in 2013 Credit: Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert

An exhibition of photographs documenting the Common Ridings in the Scottish Borders is to go on display at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh.

The collection by acclaimed photographer Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert will show the colour, pageantry and stories behind the traditional Border events.

They will be part of the new Document Scotland exhibition titled The Ties that Bind, which opens on September the 26th.

Right-Hand man Garry Ramsay in Jedburgh Credit: Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert

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Thousands expected in Langholm for Common Riding Festival

The Langholm Common Riding attracts thousands each year Credit: ITV Border

Thousands of people will be in Langholm today as it holds its annual Common Riding festival.

It commemorates the ancient tradition of checking the boundaries of the town on horseback, which stretches back almost 250 years.

The events began at 5 this morning and will carry on into the evening.

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