The principals with president of the Ancient Order of Mosstroopers club president Gordon Short and his wife Marion, and vice president Graham Hodgins and his wife Susie.

IN PICTURES: Hawick cornet leads rideout to Mosspaul

Hawick cornet Connor Brunton led a large cavalcade to Mosspaul on Saturday.

Visiting principals and supporters braved the elements during the traditional 27 mile ride, one of the highlights of the run-up to the common riding. Photographer Bill McBurnie captured some of the action.

Riders head to Mosspaul.
Riders head to Mosspaul.
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The Hawick principals en route to Mosspaul.
The Hawick principals en route to Mosspaul.
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Sarah, Angus, Gregor and Alfie Haig from Kelso.
Sarah, Angus, Gregor and Alfie Haig from Kelso.
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Walkers Denise Renilson, Jill Loughton, Pauline Philburn and Wendy Noble.
Walkers Denise Renilson, Jill Loughton, Pauline Philburn and Wendy Noble.
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