Annan Riding of the Marches (RoM)
2016 Annual riding of the marches:
2016 is proving to be a popular year for carrying out our traditional ceremonies with record turnout in the voting for Annan's Principals in the Bruce on 12th March 2016. There was also a record turnout of candidates with 2 candidates for the position of Cornet, 4 for Cornets Lass, and 2 for Std Bearer, the lucky winners are pictured below:
The 2016 line up is Standard Bearer Emma Marshall, Cornet Matthew Crombie, Cornets Lass Toni Bell, QOB Brooke Gallimore.
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The 1st Saturday in July each year
Marches or boundaries of Annan have been ridden since the town
was created a Royal Burgh more than 600 years ago.
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
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?
John Ramage, ROM Public Relations Officer, 25 Hospital Road, Annan DG12 5JF -
Tel: 01461 203539
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