Ancient riding tradition revived





About 10,000 people lined the streets of Edinburgh on Sunday to see an ancient riding tradition revived after a 63-year absence.

The Riding of the Marches, which dates back to the 16th Century in the city, was last held in 1946, when there was a one-off event to mark the end of WWII.

The event saw 250 horses and riders make a seven-hour journey from the Braid Hills to the Royal Mile.

Lothian and Borders Police pipe band played at the finale.

Representatives from the 28 Scottish towns which continue to celebrate a summer riding festival also joined the finale in the heart of the city's Old Town.


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