Location: Annan

Map of Annan in south west Scotland
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The town of Annan is conveniently located in the south west of Scotland and fully accessible by road, bus and train. For info on how to get here and where to stay
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Annan Riding of the Marches (RoM)

The 2015 Annual riding of the marches:

- 2015 ROM Day Report now in!

The Principal's for the 2015 Annan RoM are:

  • Cornet - Kieran Hawrylkiw (pictured below),
  • Cornets Lass - Alana Carruthers (pictured below),
  • Standard Bearer - Connan Johnstone
  • Queen of the Border Elect - Elli Kirkpatrick

2015 Principals

See more Sashing Ceremony images in the Photo Gallery

The 1st Saturday in July each year

Equestrian riding and pipeband weekend event in Scotland The Marches or boundaries of Annan have been ridden since the town was created a Royal Burgh more than 600 years ago.

Each year in early July more than one hundred horsemen and horsewomen Ride the Marches to ensure that the landmarks, cairns and other features have not been removed or tampered with.

Annan Riding of the Marches is recognised as being one of the best displays of pipes and drums in Scotland with the closing ceremony attracting in excess of 5,000 people.

Other festivities include a grand parade though the town with decorated floats and bands. In the afternoon a major pipe band competition, sports and entertainment are held on the sports field. Later massed pipe bands and Annan Town Band combine to entertain at the evening closing ceremony on Annan High Street.

Suggestions for future events?
Contact John Ramage, ROM Public Relations Officer, 25 Hospital Road, Annan DG12 5JF - Tel: 01461 203539 - Email: john.ramage@virgin.net

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