Explaining to outsiders

I watched the Casting of the Colours ceremony in Selkirk last Friday where, after the spectacular ride-out, several banners or standards were cast.

I understand that each of these has some particular local significance with respect to the town’s crafts or history.

I think it would help outsiders like myself to engage more fully in this event in future if the public address system was used to announce something about each of these in turn, in order to perpetuate general interest in and knowledge of the institutions or events celebrated in this fascinating ceremony.

Dr D. Huggan