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Annan Riding of the Marches (RoM)

The 2014 Annual riding of the marches:

News Update - March 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.

On March the 3rd the General Committee voted and chose Simon Millar to be the Standard Bearer for 2014, he is a familiar face as he went to many places supporting his Daughter Hanna last year and runs his business Tartan Carriages from Annan. Our 2014 Queen of the Border is 13 year old Nicola Anderson from Annan.

The sashing took place (for the first time?) in the Town Hall on Friday 28th March with the presentations being carried out this year by ex-Cornet's Lass Ashley McKenna, now enjoying her 25th year celebration.

The RoM 2014 Sashing in Annan Town Hall

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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