VIDEO: Berwick’s 406th Riding of the Bounds is held

Around 60 horses and riders took part in the 406th staging of Berwick’s ancient Riding of the Bound.

Large numbers of spectators gathered outside the barracks and town hall to wave the cavalcade on its way.

Leading the procession was chief marshal Lorraine Fiddes who received permission from Mayor Isabel Hunter to conduct the 14-mile tour of Berwick’s ancient boundaries.

She admitted to being ‘nervous but excited’ and was delighted with both the dry weather and good turnout of horses and riders.

Among those in attendance were Duns Reiver Darren Aitchison and Coldstreamer James Balmbro plus representatives from other border towns.

The send-off was a more musical affair than normal with two visiting male voice choirs from Germany and Norway accompanying the Berwick Male Voice Choir for a performance on the town hall steps.

‘I’m nervous but also excited’

Lorraine Fiddes, chief marshal

Children from Prior Park First School’s choir also sang ‘The Berwick Song’.