Annan Riding of the Marches (RoM)
The 2014 Annual riding of the marches:
News Update - February 2014
The new Cornet for Annan this year has been chosen and he is Steven Tinning who will be known, to many, as the leader of the "Has-beens" in the annual fancy dress parade. This 37 year old Carrs agricultural engineer will soon have to find out if his riding ability can match his energetic dance routines.
The winner of the public vote and Cornets Lass for 2014 is 22 year old Ceilidh Barron from Kirkpatrick Fleming; she is a popular girl and capable rider who has ridden the ride outs and Marches Day for several years.
Another capable rider will soon be required, as the role of Standard Bearer will be the last position to be filled and nominations for this position close on Sunday 2nd March at noon. The nominations will be considered and a Standard Bearer chosen by the General Committee at their monthly evening meeting on Monday 3rd March.
Application forms are available from the Honorary Secretary John Ramage on 07971 2310957 or Marchriding Convener Kevin Edgar on 077840 84044.
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.
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