Horses given free rein in annual riding

the annual Riding of the Marches took place in Currie at the weekend.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 8th May 2012, 1:00 pm

After meeting at Weaver’s Knowe, where the Ensign and Equerry – the flagbearer and their right-hand rider – were presented with their sashes, the horses were led to the boundaries with Juniper Green and Balerno.

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Amongst the famous faces there to oversee the traditional event were former chancellor Alistair Darling MP and current Pentlands MSP Gordon MacDonald.

A presentation was also made to long-serving Conservative councillor Alastair Paisley after he stood down at last week’s election following 16 years as an elected member.