In February 2021 the Lauder Common Riding Committee made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Common Riding in light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.  

However, we are working hard to make sure that we still mark the week and celebrate our ancient traditions, in accordance with all relevant government guidelines. 

As and when details of what will be happening during the week are available they will be posted here and on our social media channels.  The best way to keep up to date is to follow our Facebook page:  

Sunday 1st August

Message from Lauder Church

Monday 2nd August

Message from Lauder Ex Cornets Association

Tuesday 3rd August

The Exiles Association will be marking the celebration of our Jubilee Cornets

Wednesday 4th August

Fancy Dress

One of the highlights of Common Riding Week is always the Fancy Dress Parade, but that – along with the rest of the week – has sadly been cancelled as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.


But… we’re still going to hold a fancy dress competition, and this year we’ll bring the judges to you!

Judging will take place on Wednesday 4th August, and entries must be registered in advance.  Winners will be announced on Friday 6th August.

For logistical reasons entrants must be judged within Lauder, and the competition will have a simplified list of categories.

To enter, complete this form and send it to our dedicated email account:  If you're unable to send the form, just sent a note with the same information.  If you have any questions, send them to the same email address.  

Friday 6th August

Virtual Concert

Saturday 7th August

Sadly there will be no Common Riding this year.

We look forward to 2022 which we hope will be bigger and better!

Please keep an eye on our Facebook page for all the latest news and announcements.