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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.

Recommended viewpoints:

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

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Kelso Civic Week

History

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.

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