Riding of the Marches

If you like horses then you will love this. A wonderful spectacle of over 100 horses and riders, beautifully presented, riding through the streets of Kirkcudbright.

Kirkcudbright Riding Of The Marches

It was the year 1455 and Kirkcudbright was given Royal Burgh status by virtue of a charter granted by King James II. The Persuivant from the King and the Cornet together rode round the boundaries referred to in the charter. This act is recreated annually by the Kirkcudbright Cornet’s Club with their spectacular ceremony of the Riding of the Marches through the town ending in the Harbour Square.

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