Common Ridings documented in new photobook

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

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

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.

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.

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

Alice Mackay, Galashiels Braw Lass 2014, and father Richard Mackay, at the Braw Lads Gathering 2014, Galashiels. 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