On the 25th September, 1935 on a stormy night, a group of young men, with some of more advanced years, met in a loft in Hercus Loan used by the local Scout troop. There were some still well recognised names among their number, George Colville, Bill Caird, Simon Clark, Alexander Maxwell and Malcolm Kirk to name a few.
Success and enthusiasm created by the 1935 Riding of the Marches had kindled within them a local patriotism which they felt many other local inhabitants also possessed and which they wished to express through the medium of an annual Festival.
The idea of having an annual Festival, without infringing upon the ceremony of the Riding of the Marches, became an instantaneous success. There has since that time arisen a pride excelling all the dreams and hopes of those men who met in the loft all those years ago.
The 2017 Festival will take place from 22-30 July with the Festival Day on Saturday 29 July. Further details can be found here.
Border Ride Outs 2017
The below calendar has been updated for 2017. ...