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Saturday 30th March

Ex Cornets Annual Quiz Night

Friday 10th May

Election of the Cornet

Saturday 18th May

Coffee Morning

Sunday 19th May

Fun Ride

Friday 24th May

Threepwood Night


Indicative Timetable - Subject To Change

Sunday 28th July

Kirkin' O' The Cornet

11.30am, Lauder Parish Church

Children's Sports & Family Fun Day

including Lauder 5s Football Tournament

(competing for the Darren Ainslie Memorial Cup - starts at 1pm)

2.00pm, Lauder Public Park

Monday 29th July

Apprentice Ride

10.00am, Leaves from Castle Riggs (Public Park)

Ex-Cornets Dinner

7 for 7.30pm, Lauderdale Hotel (Strictly Ticket Only)

Tuesday 30th July

Bowling Competition - Ex-Cornets vs. Twenty10

11.00am, Lauder Bowling Club

Family Cycle Ride

6.00pm, Thirlestane Castle

Lauder Limpers Trail Run

Common Riding Route

6.30pm, Lauderdale Hotel

Exiles Reunion

8.00pm, Lauder Primary School

Wednesday 31st July

Fancy Dress Parade

Entrants on foot assemble in The Avenue

Vehicles assemble in Market Place

Childrens Judging from 6.15pm

Adults Judging from 6.45pm


2 years and under

3 & 4 years

5 & 6 years

7, 8 & 9 years

All couples under 10 - The Landells' Plate

Best Group under 10 - The Bank of Scotland Cup

Best Dressed Lady / Gentleman

Best Family Group

Best Vehicle

Parade Led by Stow Pipe Band at 7.30pm


Thursday 1st August

Children's Show

2.30pm, Lauder Community & Leisure Centre

Cornet's Visit to South Gardens


Preliminary Ride Out

6.15pm, horses leave from The Avenue

Friday 2nd August

Duck Race

2.00pm, Thirlestane Castle Car Park

Nicht Afore the Morn Concert

7.30pm, Lauder Primary School

Admission £4 (OAPs & Children £1)

Cornet will be presented with the Cornet's Cup


Cornet's March

7.00am, Lauderdale Hotel to Town Hall

Led by Selkirk Silver Band

Riders Assemble 7.30am behind Town Hall

Presentation of the Burgh Standard to Cornet 

by Lady Busser

8.00am, Town Hall

Cornet leads the Cavalcade round the Burgh

Riders Arrive at the Waterin' Stane

9.50am approx

Refreshments available

Riders Arrive at the War Memorial

12.15pm approx

Memorial Service

Wreath presented to Cornet 

Concluding Ceremony 1.00pm, Town Hall

Bussin' of Cornet's Colours by Lady Busser  


'Gig On The Rigg'

2.00 to 6.30pm, Public Park

Cornet's Dance (TBC)

8.00pm to 12.00am, Lauder Public Hall 

(Strictly Ticket Only)

Whilst every care has been taken by the organising committee and relevant landowners in facilitating these events, the committee and landowners will not be responsible for any injury to any person taking part in any way whatsoever in the event, and not liable for and damage resulting from any acts or omissions of any participants or spectators. It is the responsibility of those taking part, or their legal guardians in the case of minors, to ensure that participants have appropriate and adequate insurance cover for personal injury and third party cover and that they take all reasonable steps to ensure their own safe participation in the events. In particular in relation to equestrian events, they are advised to ensure both they and their mount are both suitable and competent and that riders wear appropriate protective clothing, including approved headgear. Please note that the organising committee reserve the right to refuse any person from participating in the event. Please follow instructions from foot Stewards and mounted Marshalls. Safety of spectators, riders and horses is paramount.


Lauder Common Riding would like your help and assistance regarding spectator safety and car parking in and around the Burgh during Lauder Common Riding.

Wednesday, Fancy Dress Parade -  No vehicles parked in The Avenue, Mid Row, Market Place and West High Street (except in lay-bys off A68).

Thursday, Preliminary Ride – No vehicles parked in The Avenue until after horses depart at 6.15 p.m.

Saturday – No vehicles parked in Mid Row, Market Place, West High Street, The Loan, The Row, Lower Back Road and Mill Wynd. All these areas will be marked with cones. At the Waterin’ Stane vehicles are requested to park in designated areas under the supervision of Stewards.

Respect must be shown to all riders and pedestrians. Spectators are asked to stand a safe distance from the cavalcade at all times and do not try to cross the path of any horses. In event of any problem or emergency please immediately notify the nearest foot Steward or mounted Marshall.

Please help keep Lauderdale tidy.  Any litter should be deposited in the nearest bin or taken home.

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