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whiskeynoo 03-20-2010 07:38 PM

"safe oot, safe in"
im just curious to know if anyone else will be riding any burgh boundaries this year?? i defiantly am :)

Honeysuga 03-20-2010 08:13 PM

What are burgh boundaries?

whiskeynoo 03-21-2010 05:35 AM

a burgh is the Scottish term for a town, every year a cornet and his lass along with the standard barer are chosen buy public vote to lead cavalcade of riders out of the town round the burgh boundaries.
it doesn't just happen in my town either.

its really great fun its been our towns tradition dating back about 700 years :)

i think the tradition is based on way back in the days where the soldiers would have to check the boundaries for any oncoming attacks kind of thing

Honeysuga 03-21-2010 07:02 PM

Neato. No idea you were Scottish, how fun.

thesilverspear 03-21-2010 09:28 PM

Doesn't that only happen in the Borders? Sounds like great craic, but I've not heard of it going on around Lanarkshire.

whiskeynoo 03-22-2010 11:58 AM

yeah i think it is the borders
i know Sanquhar, Langholm, Dumfries and Lockerbie do it

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