Sanquhar Riding Of The Marches 2017

The 2017 Sanquhar Riding of the Marches kicked off on this year with the Installation of Principals at the Tolbooth, Cornet Murray Grierson, Cornet’s Lass Ashley Cook and Ensign Fiona Thomson on Friday 11th August.
On Sunday 13th August there was a procession to War Memorial with a laying of a Wreath by The 2017 Principlas this was followed by the Kirking of the Cornet at St. Brides Church and a ride Out around the town by the Troopers Club. Then at 3.30pm there was the traditional Breaking Out of the Cornets Flag at Matthews Folly.
The Big Day itself will be held on Saturday the 19th of August, Full Programe of events listed below

Breaking Out of the Cornets flag 2017

6.00am Burgh Piper’s Reveille
From Piper’s Thorn to Gallows Knowe & back
All welcome
8.00 am Fencing the Court of the Marches – Tolbooth
8.20 am Cornet and followers leave to Ride the Marches
11.30am Pageant assembles at Station Road
11.45 am Cornet’s Report at Queensberry Square
Presentation to chase winners
12 noon Crowning of the 2017 Queen: Miss Andie Bryce
Performed by Mrs Nancy Kirkpatrick
12.30 pm Pageant & Fancy Dress leave Queensberry
Led by 2017 Principals, Queen and her Retinue
2.00 pm All afternoon at Lorimer Park
Owl Magic + The Falconry School
Black Rock Llama Display Team
Pipe Band Competition
Band Entertainmen
Stalls, Hot Food etc
5.15 pm Massed Bands – along High Street
Sanquhar Silver Band
Upper Nithsdale Youth Pipe Band
Peebles Pipe Band
Dumfries Pipe Band
Lochmaben British Legion Pipe Band
Lockerbie Pipe Band
Strathaven Pipe Band
Trophy Prize Giving
6.00 pm Ceilidh in Town Hall—All Welcome
Dance to “Borland Band”

Full info available HERE 

All Images supplied by  Andrew Mc Dowall JNR

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