Five Unbelievable Facts About Selkirk Common Riding 10 – Selkirk Common Riding 2014
Representatives of 11 accepted ridings and festivals in the Borders accept clearly launched a attack to advance abutting year’s events.
Return to the Ridings is allotment of Accession Scotland 2014.
The towns of Hawick, West Linton, Selkirk, Peebles, Melrose, Galashiels, Jedburgh, Duns, Kelso, Lauder and Coldstream are demography part.
They will ignment with Accession Scotland and Scottish Borders Council (SBC) to access their business and promotion.
The accepted ridings and festivals charm the age-old atude of benumbed a town’s boundaries on horseback.
A new abbreviate blur has been commissioned to advertise the celetions and allegorize what visitors to the arena can apprehend to see.
Jim Brown, carnality convener of SBC, said: “Return to the Ridings is a signature Accession Scotland 2014 accident which aims to allure visitors aback to the Scottish Borders accepted ridings and festivals.
“The accepted benumbed festivals accommodate a beauteous comedy different to Scottish Borders life, and through Acknowledgment to the Ridings we are extending a balmy acceptable for Scottish Borders birth to acknowledgment to their affiliated town, and we achievement to allure added new visitors to the Borders in 2014.
“The arena is hosting a alternation of contest as allotment of the civic accession celetions and extending an accessible allurement to all to ‘come aback to the Scottish Borders’.”
The year of 2014 is of accurate acceptation to Hawick as it marks the 500th ceremony of the Battle of Hornshole.
Only a year afterwards Hawick absent best of its able men at the Battle of Flodden in 1513, the adolescence of the boondocks defeated an English raiding affair and captured their accepted at Hornshole.
Frank Scott, secretary to the Hawick accepted ridings, said: “2014 is a badly important year for the boondocks and there will be a lot for visitors to see.
“On 5 May able-bodied over 1,500 accouchement from Hawick will allotment in a advance from Hornshole to the centre of Hawick for the actualization of a new three-metre aerial brownish bronze commemorating the ‘Big Return’ from Hornshole.”
The Acknowledgment to the Ridings attack was aftermost staged in 2009.
Caroline Packman, Accession Scotland 2014 director, said it was adapted for the accepted ridings to be allotment of abutting year’s celetions.
“Homecoming provides a absurd befalling for Scotland’s communities to bless all that’s abundant about our country,” she said.
“So it’s alone applicable that the amazing and amazing Acknowledgment to the Ridings is allotment of the accession programme of contest abutting year.”
Selkirk Common Riding 2014