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In Pictures: Selkirk Common Riding

Selkirk Common Riding - Pictures by Dougie Johnston

Huge crowds filled the streets of Selkirk for the town's Common riding celebrations this year which swung into action on Friday.

Selkirk Common Riding - Pictures by Dougie Johnston

Spectators of all ages turned out to enjoy the festivities in the Scottish Borders.

Selkirk Common Riding - Pictures by Dougie Johnston

Bright sunshine ensured there was plenty to smile about as Selkirk Common Riding got under way.

Selkirk Common Riding - Pictures by Dougie Johnston

Standard Bearer James Cheyne led proceedings which enjoyed an excellent turnout of horses.

Selkirk Common Riding - Pictures by Dougie Johnston

The equestrian involvement in this year's Selkirk Common Riding proved to be as impressive as always.

Selkirk Common Riding - Pictures by Dougie Johnston

Borderers turned out in force for all parts of the traditional ceremony - including the casting of the colours.



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