Common Ridings documented in new photobook

Kevin Telford during Hawick Common Riding. Picture: Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert

Kevin Telford during Hawick Common Riding. Picture: Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert

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A NEW photobook capturing the customs and traditions of the Common Riding festivals in Scottish Borders has been released.

Published last month, Unsullied And Untarnished by Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert contains 58 photographs and features a foreword by esteemed Glasgow-born photojournalist Harry Benson CBE, as well as an essay by political commentator Alex Massie.

Alice Mackay, Galashiels Braw Lass 2014, and father Richard Mackay,  at the Braw Lads Gathering 2014, Galashiels. Picture: Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert

Alice Mackay, Galashiels Braw Lass 2014, and father Richard Mackay, at the Braw Lads Gathering 2014, Galashiels. Picture: Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert

Unsullied And Untarnished is available from Sutton-Hibbert’s website and the book’s images are on show in Document Scotland’s The Ties That Bind exhibition at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh until April 2016.

• Unsullied And Untarnished is available from http://www.jeremysuttonhibbert.com/Books/thumbs

Kay Robertson, Edinburgh Lass 2014, during Peebles Beltane Week. Picture: Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert

Kay Robertson, Edinburgh Lass 2014, during Peebles Beltane Week. Picture: Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert

Garry Ramsay, Right Hand Man 2014, Jethart Callant's Festival, Jedburgh. Picture: Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert

Garry Ramsay, Right Hand Man 2014, Jethart Callant's Festival, Jedburgh. Picture: Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert

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