Sanquhar Riding of the Marches

Traditionally the principals in the Riding of the Marches ceremony are presented with Sanquhar gloves.   The annual ceremony of the Riding of the Marches is the most important event in Sanquhar’s year and is a time of celebration of identity by the whole community.  The horseriders of Sanquhar ride around the boundaries (‘Marches’) of the burgh, led by the ‘Cornet’, the elected principal horseman.  The presentation of specially knitted gloves to the Cornet and other principals during the annual Common Riding Festival is an important part of these celebrations, expressing the townsfolks’ common pride in Sanquhar’s heritage.
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