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Fun Ride


Ex Cornets Annual Quiz Night

Friday 6th May

Election of the Cornet

Friday 27th May

Threepwood Night



Provisional Timetable - Subject To Change

Sunday 31st July

Kirkin' O' The Cornet                                                        11.30am                 Lauder Parish Church

Children's Sports & Family Fun Day                                 

Monday 1st August

Apprentice Ride                                                                10.00am                Leaves from Castle Riggs (Public Park)

Ex-Cornets Dinner                                                      7 for 7.30pm                Lauderdale Hotel

Ticket only

Tuesday 2nd August

Bowling Competition - Ex-Cornets vs. Twenty10              11.00am                Lauder Bowling Club

Family Cycle Ride (see posters for more info)       5.30 for 6.00pm                Thirlestane Castle

Exiles Reunion                                                                    8.00pm                Public Hall

Wednesday 3rd August

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

Categories:                      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                                        8.00pm


Thursday 4th August

Children's Show organised by Lauder Play Club              2.30pm                   Lauder Community & Leisure Centre

Preliminary Ride Out                                                         6.15pm                   Horses leave from The Avenue

Friday 5th 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                 8.00am                     Town Hall

By Lady Busser 

Cornet leads the Cavalcade round the Burgh

Riders Arrive at the Waterin' Stane                                  9.50am approx

Refreshments available

Riders Arrive at the War Memorial                                   11.30am approx

Memorial Service

Wreath presented to Cornet

Concluding Ceremony                                                      12.00 noon                Town Hall

Bussin' of Cornet's Colours by Lady Busser  


'Gig On The Rig'                                                               2.00 to 6.30pm          Public Park


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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.