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Edinburgh

Riding of the Marches

September 6, 2009

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Riding of the Marches

 

Holyrood Park

Riding of the Marches  -  Edinburgh, September 6, 2009

Leaving Holyrood Park

 

Scottish Parliament

Riding of the Marches  -  Edinburgh, September 6, 2009

Scottish Parliament
and Holyrood Park

Riding of the Marches  -  Edinburgh, September 6, 2009

Scottish Parliament
Foot of the Royal Mile

Riding of the Marches  -  Edinburgh, September 6, 2009

Scottish Parliament
Queensferry House

 

Royal Mile

Riding of the Marches  -  Edinburgh, September 6, 2009

Canongate
Royal Mile Primary School

Riding of the Marches  -  Edinburgh, September 6, 2009

Looking down Royal Mile
from John Knox House

Riding of the Marches  -  Edinburgh, September 6, 2009

Looking up Royal Mile
from John Knox House

 

Grassmarket

The end of the ride

Riding of the Marches  -  Edinburgh, September 6, 2009

West end of Grassmarket

Riding of the Marches  -  Edinburgh, September 6, 2009

West end of Grassmarket

Riding of the Marches  -  Edinburgh, September 6, 2009

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West end of Grassmarket

Riding of the Marches  -  Edinburgh, September 6 2009

zoom-in
West end of Grassmarket

 

King's Stables Road

Preparing to go home after the ride

Riding of the Marches  -  Edinburgh, September 6, 2009

Bridge under Johnston Terrace

Riding of the Marches  -  Edinburgh, September 6, 2009

Bridge under Johnston Terrace

Riding of the Marches  -  Edinburgh, September 6, 2009

Looking towards the West End

Riding of the Marches  -  Edinburgh, September 6, 2009

Looking towards the West End

Riding of the Marches  -  Edinburgh, September 6, 2009

Looking down from Car Park

Riding of the Marches  -  Edinburgh, September 6, 2009

Looking down from Car Park

Riding of the Marches  -  Edinburgh, September 6, 2009

Beside St Cuthbert's Graveyard

Riding of the Marches  -  Edinburgh, September 6, 2009

Beside St Cuthbert's Graveyard

Riding of the Marches  -  Edinburgh, September 6, 2009

Beside St Cuthbert's Graveyard

Riding of the Marches  -  Edinburgh, September 6, 2009

Beside St Cuthbert's Graveyard

 Riding of the Marches

History

The tradition of 'Riding of the Marches' is thought to date back to the 12th Century in Scotland, when riders on horseback carried out an annual inspection of their the town's Marches or boundary stones.

Riding of the Marches in Edinburgh is first recorded in 1579, and was then held regularly until 1718.  The tradition was revived, for one year only, in 1946 to commemorate the end of World War 2.

The event was revived again in Edinburgh in 2009, the 'Year of the Homecoming' in Scotland.

The Route - 2009

The Edinburgh 'Riding of the Marches was held on Sunday, September 6, 2009.

Riders congregated at Tower Farm, Liberton, in the south of Edinburgh, at 6.40 am.  They began with a ride to Swanston Village then over the Pentland Hills, and back to Tower Farm.  They then left Tower Farm at noon, heading for Edinburgh's Royal Mile, via Holyrood Park.

There were ceremonies for the riders at the Scottish Parliament and at the Mercat Cross in the Royal Mile.  The march then continued via Johnston Terrace to the west end of the Grassmarket, and ended at King's Stables Road.

Details above have been taken from the Edinburgh March Riders web site

The Future?

Edinburgh's 'Riding of the Marches' in 2009 was oversubscribed.  A limit of two hundred and fifty was placed on the number of horses that could participate.  Those who organised the Riding said, after the event, that they would like to hold more Ridings in Edinburgh in future years.

 

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere     Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

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