ROYAL Burgh Standard Bearer Gavin Henderson was presented with the traditional stock pin by members of the local Conservative Club on Friday.
The evening was chaired by Jim Terras and the pin was presented by Stuart Hogarth.
In his toast to Selkirk and the Common Riding, former newspaper editor John Smail said what the Common Riding stood for did not exist in isolation from May to June.
He told the company: “The Common Riding gives expression to everything that has helped make Selkirk what it is today. It gives Souters the chance to pay tribute to their forebears, the people who have helped mould and shape this community into what it is today.
“Today, it falls to each of us to keep alive and protect the Common Riding’s legacy, to ensure the baton is safely handed on to future generations.”
Provost Les Millar thanked those who had donated to the Common Riding’s financial appeal – and reminded people there was still time to donate.