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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 2014 will be taking place on Sunday 27th of June until Saturday 2nd of August with the main day on Saturday 2nd of August.

The best viewing areas for the 2nd of August will be anywhere in the town centre, but¬†would recommend the Golf Course. Alternatively, please take the B6362 to the ‘Waterin Stane’ at the top of the hill.

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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