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Lauder Common Riding

One of the original Border Common Ridings and there is a reference to a ceremony in Town Council minutes of 1686.

The Lauder Common Riding 2015 will be taking place on 27th July to 2nd August 2015.

Details on the events during the week are detailed below;

27th July – Apprentice Ride

28th July – Exiles Reunion

29th July – Fancy Dress

30th July – Preliminary Rideout

31st July – Concert in Lauder Primary School

1st August – Mounted Procession with Selkirk Silver Band and Parade of the Ex Cornets.  Lauder Ball.

2nd August – Kirking and Children’s Sports.

Best view for Rideouts – The best viewing areas will be anywhere in the town centre, but the Golf Course is highly recommended. Alternatively, take the B6362 [Stow Road] to the ‘Waterin’ Stane’ at the top of the hill.

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For more information contact Stewart Dick – 07833110422/

Lauder Common Riding


Sports, parades, dances and concerts precede the main events on the Saturday when the Cornet receives the Burgh Flag at the Tollbooth. He leads the mounted cavalcade to the Watering Stane and onto the Burgess Cairn, the only boundary stone still in existence. The proceedings conclude with a ceremony at the War Memorial and the return of the flag, with games and horse events in the afternoon.


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