Selkirk Common Riding: Sun shines for the Souters

Picture by Stuart Cobley
Picture by Stuart Cobley

The sun has been shining for Selkirk Common Riding today, the biggest and most important day of the year for the town.

The flute band got the day under way with the traditional Rouse Parade at 4am before the installation of Standard Bearer Scott Rodgerson.

He led the way on a glorious morning as more than 400 horses took part in the traditional rideout across the town’s historic boundaries in memory of the only soldier from Selkirk who returned alive from the 1513 Battle of Flodden.

After the cavalcade returned, Scott returned the royal burgh flag unsullied and untarnished as thousands crammed into the town centre for the casting of the colours ceremony.

BBC broadcaster and journalist was Andrew Marr was among the onlookers.