The local Common Ridings and Festivals are an impressive mounted spectacle involving horses, history and music. Homecoming year extends the invitation to Border Scots throughout the world to return to their roots and join in the celebrations. The Scottish Border towns include Hawick, Selkirk, Galashiels, Peebles, Kelso, Jedburgh, Duns, Melrose, Coldstream, West Linton, and Lauder. Every Common Riding Festival features the tradition of hundreds of horses and riders riding the marches (boundaries) of their Common Land, each town has its own unique history and tradition.
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