Selkirk Common Riding Timetable

Thursday, June 14: The Nicht Afore

6.30pm Crying o’ the Burley 6.30pm – At strategic points in the town centre, all welcome.

7.15pm – United Crafts (Hammermen and Weavers) Bussin’ Concert, Victoria Halls, open to public.

Friday, June 15: Common Riding Day

4am – Rouse parade; Flute Band preambles town, wakening, in turn, Standard Bearer Martin Rodgerson and Provost David Anderson.

5.30am – Act of Remembrance by Ex-Soldiers at the War Memorial in Ettrick Terrace.

6am – First Drum: Silver Band plays around the town. 6.15am – Exiles sing Her Bright Smile at the County Hotel.

6.30am – Foot procession arrives at Victoria Halls; riders assemble in Back Row.

6.45am – Installation of Royal Burgh Standard Bearer Rodgerson by Provost Anderson and Bussin’ of Royal Burgh flag on the balcony of the Victoria Halls.

6.55am – Procession forms and marches to Market Place.

7am – Second Drum: processions move off Doon the Green.

7.30am – Riders ford the Ettrick Water.

7.45am – Riders in Linglie Glen.

8.45am – Riders at summit of Three Brethren.

9am – Foot procession re-forms in Market Place and leaves for Shawburn Toll.

9.40am (approx) – Coming in of the Burley and riders’ return.

10.15am (approx) – Procession re-forms again and returns to Market Place via Bleachfield Road and High Street.

11am (approx) – Casting of the Colours in Market Place. 11.10am (approx) – Two minutes’ silence.

11.15am – Return of the Burgh Flag “unsullied and untarnished” and conclusion of ceremonial.

2pm – Horseracing meeting at Gala Rig.

8.30pm – Common Riding Ball in Victoria Halls.

Saturday, June 16: Games Day

1.30pm – Games and gymkhana, including Highland Dancing, will take place at Philiphaugh.