Location: Annan

Map of Annan in south west Scotland
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The town of Annan is conveniently located in the south west of Scotland and fully accessible by road, bus and train. For info on how to get here and where to stay
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Annan Riding of the Marches (RoM)

The 2017 Annual riding of the marches:

We're warming up for the 2017 event ... our Principals for this year are:

  • Cornet - Brook Johnston
  • Cornets Lass - Katy Nelson
  • Standard Bearer - Rachael Armstrong
  • Queen of the Border - Holly Cassell

2017 Sashing Ceremony

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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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