Sun shines on Edinburgh's annual Riding of the Marches

Sun shines on Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile for annual Riding of the Marches

Thousands turned out to celebrate the annual Riding of the Marches which took place in Edinburgh yesterday

The Edinburgh Riding of the Marches commemorates the tradition of inspecting the city’s boundaries and re-enacts the Captain of the Trained Band’s return to the city with news of defeat at the Battle of Flodden in 1513. After the Union of Parliaments in 1707 the annual inspection ceased until 1946 when a ride was held to celebrate peace after the Second World War.
It returned in 2009 and since then has become a popular family event in Edinburgh, as well as attracting hundreds of riders each year. All pictures by Neil Hanna

Over 200 horses traversed the ancient Royal Mile led by the Lord Provost of Edinburgh, his city officers, The Deacon Convenor of the Incorporated Trades of Edinburgh, Trades Officer, The Old Master and Lord Dean of Guild of the Merchants Company of Edinburgh

1. Sun shines on Edinburgh's annual Riding of the Marches

Over 200 horses traversed the ancient Royal Mile led by the Lord Provost of Edinburgh, his city officers, The Deacon Convenor of the Incorporated Trades of Edinburgh, Trades Officer, The Old Master and Lord Dean of Guild of the Merchants Company of Edinburgh
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Edinburgh's annual Riding of the Marches returned in 2009 and since then has become a popular family event in Edinburgh, as well as attracting hundreds of riders each year

2. Sun shines on Edinburgh's annual Riding of the Marches

Edinburgh's annual Riding of the Marches returned in 2009 and since then has become a popular family event in Edinburgh, as well as attracting hundreds of riders each year
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Entertainment from pipe bands and stunt riders was also available from around 1pm

3. Sun shines on Edinburgh's annual Riding of the Marches

Entertainment from pipe bands and stunt riders was also available from around 1pm
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Entertainment from pipe bands and stunt riders was also available from around 1pm

4. Sun shines on Edinburgh's annual Riding of the Marches

Entertainment from pipe bands and stunt riders was also available from around 1pm
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