Beautiful weather for Riding the Marches

Last Friday saw the traditional Kirkcudbright Riding of the Marches, part of the town’s summer festivities.

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.

Get a taste of the action with this selection of photos taken by Galloway Gazette photographer Peter Foster.