Edinburgh

Riding of the Marches

September 6, 2009

Looking down the Royal Mile
from the steps outside John Knox House

Riding of the Marches  -  Edinburgh, September 6, 2009

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                         Photo taken:  September 6, 2009

 

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    Riding of the Marches  -  Edinburgh, September 6, 2009

 

Edinburgh Riding of the Marches

Photograph

In the photograph above, riders pass John Knox House.  This photo was taken from the steps in front of the house, as the last of the riders made their way up the Royal Mile

The traffic lights in this photo are at the junction of:

-  Canongate  leading to the east, towards Holyrood Palace

-  High Street  leading to the west towards St Giles Church.

-  St Mary's Street  leading to the south towards Pleasance

-  Jeffrey Street  leading to the north towards Waverley Station.

It is at this junction that the Netherbow Gate once stood, marking the eastern boundary of the old town of Edinburgh.

Riding of the Marches

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

There are annual Ridings in the Scottish Borders, but the last time this event was held in Edinburgh was in 1946.

Please click here to see more photos of the 2009 event and to read more about the history of 'Riding of the Marches'.

 

Edinburgh Riding of the Marches, 2009

Edinburgh Transport

 

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