Where: Edinburgh, Scotland
£: Free to watch
What is it?
The Riding Of the Marches is an annual tradition which sets off from The Drum to mark the southern most boundary of the City Of Edinburgh.
The Edinburgh Riding of the Marches was first recorded in 1579. Back then a party of townspeople would set off with the purpose of inspecting the Marches of the Common Land. All townspeople that used the common land and owned a horse were expected to take part or receive a fine. The Edinburgh Riding of the Marches was led by the Captain of the Trained Band and today it is still led by a Captain who has the responsibility of holding the City Of Edinburgh Banner, along with a Lass and two officers.
Today’s re-enactments are organised by The Edinburgh March Riding Association who welcome spectators to come and see this annual event. You can watch the ride head out from Drum Feeds at 9.30am, returning at around 12 noon, where there will be refreshments available or head to one of their suggested vantage points:
More info: www.edinburghridingthemarches.co.uk