Saturday 7th August 2021
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Lauder is proud to be one of the original Border Common Ridings, with references to the festival dating back to the 1600s. 


The Common Riding was discontinued in the mid 1800s before being reinstated in 1911.  Since then it's gone from strength to strength and now takes pride of place in the Lauderdale calendar each year.


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ANNOUNCEMENT (1st February 2021)

The Lauder Common Riding Committee have discussed the 2021 Common Riding in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic.

First and foremost we must ensure the safety of all those participating in its events. As a committee we have not and will not arrange events which do not conform to Government guidelines. After considering advice from the Scottish Borders Council and the Scottish Borders Multi Agency Safety Advisory Group we have agreed that Lauder Common Riding 2021 cannot proceed under current conditions.

I know it will be a huge disappointment to once again have no Cornet elected, and to cancel our traditional Common Riding festivities during 2021, but I am sure you will agree that the safety and health of our community comes first.

Michael Middlemiss

Chairman – Lauder Common Riding Committee