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Common Riding | 5th August 2021
 

The Passion Remains

 
 
 

ONCE again, a much-reduced version of Langholm Common Riding was celebrated last Friday, starting at 6am at Tibbielugs.

A good number of people saw Roger Maxwell hand the flag to Semi-Jubilee Cornet David McVittie, who was accompanied by his right and left Henry Jeffrey and Iain Little, and hear Rae Elliot cry the first fair.

David carried the flag to Castle Craigs where another group awaited and listened to Christopher Tait cry the fair.

The three horse riders, led by Gordon Reid, spade bearer, and foot followers climbed up the hill to the monument before everyone headed down to Whita Well for a brief stop and photos with their families.

The procession made its way back to Tibbielugs where Rae cried the second fair and the flag was handed in. Everyone sang Auld Lang Syne.

Gordon led the way to the Kilngreen for the cutting of a sod before they crossed the Ewes Water and dug the final sod on the Castleholm.

 
 
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