Riding of the Marches



The 'Riding of the Marches' was held in Edinburgh between 1679* and 1718.  The purpose was to inspect the common land and boundary markers.  The event was held again in 1946 to celebrate the end of World War 2, and annually from 2009.

Please click on the thumbnail image below to see some photos taken at the 2009 event:

Riding of the Marches  -  Edinburgh, September 6, 2009

September 11, 2011

The next 'Riding of the Marches' is to be held on September 2011.  For the first time in its 400 year history, it is to be led by a 'Lass', Tracy McNaughton, 24.

The horseback cavalcade will tour the city for seven hours on a route that ends in the Royal Mile

Edinburgh Evening News, April 19, 2011




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