Location: Annan

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A Whole Day of Entertainment!
Join in the Fun on the 1st Saturday in July

Saturday 4th July 2015 - Riding of the Marches Day

Bugle Call Reveille

Cornet Kieran Hawrylkiw, his Lass Alana Carruthers and Standard Bearer Connan Johnstone ride from the Fish Cross to the Market Square where the Cornet is entrusted with the Standard to show at all the Boundary Points. All riders muster in Murray Street and High Street (where they will be informally judged for the best turned out riders) and fall in behind the Principals.

‘Safe Oot, Safe in.’ Cornet, Lass and Standard Bearer will lead the cavalcade along the High Street, into Battery Street and onto the Everholm, to the Galabank style, exiting at Springfield House, along Northfield Loaning into Prestonfield and Guillilands.

Arrive at Landheads for the historical Hole in the Hedge Ceremony and Snuff taking.

The horses leave Landheads, to Mount Annan Avenue, Sandy Pool, Beucherbeck Burn, Cleughhead House (Official Party leaves to visit Williamwood), Newpark Tollbar, Ecclefechan Road to Williamwood Drive. Williamwood Loaning, Allalee, Creca.

Stop at Chapelcross runway by kind invitation of Magnox, Chapelcross. Refreshments for the riders are kindly provided by Mr & Mrs R Mossop along with the ROM Committee.

Leave Chapelcross for Stapelton Kennels, Gill Bridge, Woodhead Farm, Hardrigg Lodge, Swordwell House, Dornock Cottage, Peggys Burn, Battlehill.

Arrive Battlehill onto the shore, round Seafield viaduct to Annan estuary, Blacksheds, Waterfoot Road OR (along the road to Sandhills, Seafield Road, Annerley Road, Summergate Road, Wood Avenue), Port Street, Battery Street, car park and onto the Everholm.

Arrive at Greenbank for the Chases on the Everholm. (Juvenile, Junior, Cornet’s Lasses, Cornets Chases and the Open Chase). Riders not taking part in the chases remain in the corner of the field at Greenbank. When the chases finish the riders fall in behind the Official Party ready for the parade via Springfield, North Street, Tweedie Terrace, McNeish Drive and Prestonfield Road.

Procession starts from Newington Roundabout led by the Cornet and his Lass.

The procession arrives at Fish Cross, along High Street to Market Square.

The Out and About Family Fun Afternoon and Pipe band competition at John Bell Playing Field and Hecklegirth Primary School.

John Bell Playing Fields
Entrance from Hecklegirth Primary School.

Gates open at 1.15pm
Arena attractions start after 2pm

+ Fun Fair, Pipe band contest, Children’s Sports, Trade stands

Admission: Adults £4, Children £2, Concession £2
Family Ticket (2 Adults / 2 Children) £10
Available from Annandale Observer Officer.

Cornet hands back the Burgh Standard following the presentation of chase, procession and other trophies.

The Grand Finale.
A great end to memorable day, the gathering of Massed Pipes and Drums on Annan High Street. Around 15 pipe bands from across Scotland, the North of England and Australia will treat us to an amazing display.

Our Principals will leave the stage and our Annan Town Bands will play up the High Street.

Display of Mass Pipes and Drums, Annan High Street

Annan Riding of the Marches
- an Annual Summer Event in south west Scotland

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