Kelso Civic Week
Inaugurated in 1937 and includes a raft race, sports, gymkhana, concerts and rideouts to neighbouring villages.
Kelso Civic Week 2014 will be taking place on Sunday 13th of July until Saturday 19th of July.
19.00 Kelso Square, Wednesday evening 16th July, Colour Bussing Kelso Square and millennium viewpoint Saturday 19th July, Yetholm ride leaving at 8.30 returning 16.30
On Wednesday the Kelso Laddie is installed and the Standard bussed, the ceremony in the Market Square concluding with the Kelso Laddie‘s Reel. Two days later the Laddie is installed as Kelso Whipman commemorating the Old Whipman‘s Society of Ploughmen, once active in the town. He leads his mounted followers to a ceremony at the Trysting Tree, the traditional meeting place of the whipmen. The chief ride to Yetholm takes place on Saturday and the festival concludes with a fancy dress parade, presentation of cups and the return of the Kelso Standard to the Provost.
Homecoming 2014 & Return to the Ridings 2014 Join Forces
Scotland will welcome the world in the Year of Homecoming 2014- providing a year-long programme of events alongside the Ryder Cup and Commonwealth Games. The Year of Homecoming Scotland will run from 31 December 2013 to 31 December 2014
27 July, 2014
RT @BorderUnion: T-1! We have lots of entries in the Coloured Classes on Friday, all hoping to take home the Kelso Town Challenge Cup! http…
1 July, 2014
Common Riding season in full swing in Scottish Borders. Great reason to visit this beautiful region. http://t.co/omcPw5flLk
21 June, 2014
Crowning of the queen today at Peebles Beltane! Follow @PeeblesBeltane for all the updates.
16 June, 2014
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