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

Saturday 6th July 2013 - Riding of the Marches Day

Bugle Call Reveille

Principals ride from Fish Cross to Market Square. All riders muster in Murray Street and fall in behind Principals.

‘Safe Oot, Safe in’. Cornet Gary Williamson, his Lass Catherine Walker and Standard Bearer Hannah Millar will lead the cavalcade along Port Street, Waterfoot Road, to Waterfoot and onto the Solway Sands (tide permittin) past Seafield point, the Altar Stane and off at Battlehill.

Leave Battlehill through the Moorbeck Burn, Dornock Mains, Old Pottery House, Swordwell, Toppinghall, Woodhead, Gill Bridge, Stapleton Kennels.

Stop at Chapelcross runway by kind invitation of Magnox Chapelcross. Refreshments kindly provided by Mr & Mrs D Mossop, Firth Hotel and the ROM Committee.

Leave Chapelcross for Allalee, Jockstown, Williamwood Loaning (Official Party leaves to visit the Clarke family at Williamwood). Riders continue along Willamwood Drive, Eaglesfield Road, Cleughhead Lodge (where official party rejoins the riders), Mount Annan, Landheads.

Arrive at Landheads for the historical Hole in the Hedge ceremony and snuff taking.

Leave Landheads, to Redhouse, Gullielands, Prestonfield, Northfield, Northfield Farm, Cluden, Greenbank.

Arrive at Greenbank for Chases on the Everholm (riders not taking part in the chases remain in the corner of the field at Greenbank).

Arrive at Greenbank for the chases on the Everholm. (Juvenile, Junior, Cornet’s Lass, Cornet’s Chase and the Open Chase).

When the Chases are complete the riders will fall in behind the Official Party who will proceed to join the parade, leaving by Springholm Gate (Sashes towards the front please).

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

Procession arrives at Fish Cross along High St to Market Square.

ROM Out and About Family Fun Afternoon

New Location:
John Bell Playing Fields Entrance this year from Hecklegirth.

Gates Open at 1.15pm
Adults £4 / Children £2 / Concessions £2
Family Ticket £10 (2 Adults / 2 Children)
Available from Annandale Observer Office

Pipe band contest, prize giveaways, children’s sports, children’s entertainment, Owl Magic, Trade Stands, Fun Fair and:

2.15pm Dalziel Dog Agility Display

2.40pm Pre-Hee Men

3pm Mega Minis Stunt Show

3.30pm Dalziel Dog Agility Display

3.55pm Pre-Hee Men

4.15pm Mega Minis Stun Show

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

The Grand Finale.
A perfect way to end a memorable day. A gathering of Massed Pipe Bands on Annan High St, around 20 from across Scotland and the North of England treat us to a display of pipes and drums. Presentation to competition winners followed by a medley from Annan’s own bands, Annan A.P.D Town Band, the Royal Burgh of Annan Pipe Band and Annan British Legion Juvenile Pipes and Drums.

Principals leave the stage and our Town Bands 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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