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Edinburgh Riding of the Marches

The Edinburgh Riding of the Marches is Edinburgh’s largest historical re-enactment with in excess of 200 horses, pipe bands and entertainment.

Edinburgh Riding of the Marches Edinburgh
Photo credit @Phunkt.com.

After a morning of gallops through the countryside surrounding the city, the Captain and Lass lead the horses along the Royal Mile towards the Mercat Cross.

Led by the Lord Provost, The Deacon Convener of the Incorporated Trades of Edinburgh, The Old Master and Lord Dean of Guild of the Merchants Company of Edinburgh and representatives carrying their Edinburgh Trades Banners, together with representatives from the Edinburgh Exiles Association, all carrying their associated banners and flags, are accompanied by piping bands, the procession makes its way to the Mercat Cross, where Edinburgh Captain and Edinburgh Lass ascend the Mercat Cross.

Once the The Lord Provost has greeted the riders and spectators, the Edinburgh Captain lowers the City Banner from the Mercat Cross, followed by the Blue Blanket, accompanied by a bugler playing the Last Post.  A minute’s silence is observed for the fallen of Flodden and all wars, followed by ‘Reveille’. The flags are then raised and the Captain declares the boundaries of the City of Edinburgh to be safe and presents  the Lord Provost with the City Banner.

Date: Sunday 15 September 2019
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