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I’ve just been back to Selkirk once again for the common riding. It was lovely to meet old friends from all over the world.

I have taken a high resolution Gigapan of the Casting of the Colours, so if you were there and would like to explore the picture to try to find yourself, just go to http://gigapan.org/gigapans/80048/ or www.gigapan.org and put ‘selkirk common riding’ in the search box. I’ll be putting the videos of the 2011 castings on YouTube and on the Selkirkonline website as soon as possible.

While writing I’d like to add my perpetual request that the pa system in the square should be used to announce the individual Standard Bearers for the benefit of all watching.

I also hope that it has been considered that the Standard Bearer in 2013 should ride from Flodden to Selkirk and cast the flag on September 9 (the 500th anniversary of the battle).

That would be the best possible commemoration of the battle.

Thank you Selkirk for a great day.

Keith Rodgerson

Bristol