Kirkcudbright will be horse riding high

Kirkcudbright’s annual Riding of the Marches takes place tonight (Friday)with over 100 horses and riders setting off to mark the local boundaries.

Dating back to the year 1455 when Kirkcudbright was given Royal Burgh status by virtue of a charter granted by King James II, tradition dictates that the Persuivant from the King and the Cornet together ride round the boundaries referred to in the charter.

Kicking things off at Dee Walk at 7pm, the route will follow much of the main town – Harbour Square, Castle Street, High Street, St Mary Street, Selkirk Road, Rossway Road, Woodlands Avenue, Millflats, Barrhill, Victoria Park and more. This is a free event.