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Melrose Festival Week

Instituted in 1938 to commemorate the town‘s history, with the “Melrosian” as the central figure.

The Melrose Festival 2014 will take place on Sunday 15th of June until Saturday 21st of June.

For viewing the rideout, it is recommended to be in the Market Square for the start of the ride, which leaves the Greenyards Triangle at 6pm, and if river levels permit, on either side of the Tweed for the crossing at approximately 7pm. The Newstead bank is accessed via Millmount Farm and the Gattonside bank from the Chain Bridge.

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Melrose Festival Week

History

A gymkhana, rideouts and fancy dress parade lead up to Thursday‘s ceremony in the picturesque setting of Melrose Abbey. The Melrosian is installed, the Festival Queen crowned and an oration given by a guest speaker. Saturday sees the chief procession to places of historic interest around the town. The final ceremony takes place at Melrose Abbey where over 800 years of history are recalled and the granting of the foundation charter by David I is re-enacted. Sports and a service of thanksgiving conclude the week‘s festivities.

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