AFTER a 17-year gap, a Langholm woman has decided to take up the reins once more tomorrow.
Sharon Johnsone first rode the common when she was 10 in 1977 and Charles Erskine was Cornet.
Sharon, nee Martin, said: “I rode every year until 1992 and the only reason I wasn’t able to ride was my daughter was born two weeks before the day itself.
“The next time I rode was in 2002 when Gregor Park was Cornet.
“His colours were blue and orange which enticed me to colour my hair half blue, half orange, something I have never repeated.”