South Scotland

Riders flock to Melrose festival

Melrose rideout Image copyright Sheila Spence

Hundreds of horses and riders have taken part in the Melrose rideout, part of the Scottish Borders town's community festival.

The Melrosian Donald Crawford was joined by representatives from other Border towns, as well as many local supporters.

James Marjoribanks, who chairs the Melrose festival committee, said the week was a "fabulous community event".

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Media captionBBC Scotland's Cameron Buttle is in Melrose to sample a flavour of the Borders town's summer festival.

A string of other events will take place in the town in the days ahead.

Mr Crawford will be at the centre of proceedings throughout its special week.

"I have been appointed by the town to lead the ceremonies this festival week so I am really looking forward to it," he said.

"Hopefully all will go well."

Image copyright Sheila Spence
Image copyright Sheila Spence
Image copyright Sheila Spence
Image copyright Sheila Spence

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