Jedburgh Common Riding 2011

Jedriding5Jedburgh Common Riding may not rival some of its neighbouring towns in the Scottish Borders for age but it is a spectacle well worth making an effort to see.

The Jedburgh Common Riding was started in 1947 and associated events take place over a two-week period at the end of June and into July.

The figurehead is an elected Callant who leads festival proceedings that are centered around a series of  ride outs to local places of historic interest.

They include a mounted cavalcade to Ferniehurst Castle for a symbolic flag ceremony and to Redeswire, close by Carter Bar, when the timely arrival of a Jedburgh contingent in 1575 turned an apparent defeat of the men from Liddesdale into a rout of the English.

 

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