Langholm Common Riding 2012
Langholm Common Riding 2012 took place on a glorious July day and was enjoyed by a bumper turnout of devotees and newcomers to this fine spectacle.
This year, the Cornet is Andrew Elliot and he led the event fantastically well even overcoming what looked like a very frisky mount to gallop to glory up the famous Kirk Wynd.
The day starts off at 5am with a flute procession around the town of Langholm, which I did not partake this year due to having had too much hospitality the night before. This is then followed at around 8:30am with crowds gathering in the town square to receive the emblems and for the cornet to collect the flag for which he must carry it with him to the monument and back and return it in it’s original condition (no mean feat).
Below is a photo account of the day from the first fair cry to the last fair cry. I am sorry it is long photo post but Langholm Common Riding has so much to offer and I would like to thank all the organisers for making it a wonderful occasion yet again. And with so many fantastic riders and horses on show, this blog could have gone on forever! Sorry if I missed any riders.
Well done to the Cornet Andrew Elliot.
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