world : In pictures: River fording at Selkirk Common Riding

world : In pictures: River fording at Selkirk Common Riding
world : In pictures: River fording at Selkirk Common Riding

Friday 14 June 2024 10:31 PM

Nafeza 2 world - The centuries old tradition of common ridings is in full swing in the Scottish Borders.

Hawick got the ball rolling, with Selkirk the latest taking its turn to see riders on horseback mark the historic town boundaries.

Part of their journey is the fording of the River Ettrick as they commemorate the events of 1513 when 80 men from the town left to fight for King James IV and just one returned.

The standard bearer - Matthew Stanners this year - represents Fletcher, the only Selkirk man, or "Souter", to return alive from the Battle of Flodden.

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