South Scotland

In pictures: Langholm Common Riding

Langholm Common Riding Image copyright Dougie Johnston
Image caption Langholm is one of a number of towns in southern Scotland to hold a common riding

Langholm was the latest south of Scotland town to stage its annual summer celebrations on Friday.

Horses and riders took part in the common riding around the boundaries of the Dumfries and Galloway town.

Cornet Stuart Murray was assisted by his right and left-hand men Simon Tweddle and Jamie Fletcher throughout proceedings.

Langholm Common Riding Image copyright Dougie Johnston
Image caption The event sees riders on horseback check the boundaries of the town
Common Riding Image copyright Dougie Johnston
Image caption Cornet Stuart Murray led proceedings in the town known as the Muckle Toon
Common Riding Image copyright Dougie Johnston
Image caption The fair crying is one traditional part of Langholm's celebrations
Common Riding Image copyright Dougie Johnston
Image caption The Langholm event has taken place on the last Friday in July since 1759
Common Riding Image copyright Dougie Johnston
Image caption Huge crowds always turn out to see the horseback procession
Common Riding Image copyright Dougie Johnston
Image caption A salted herring nailed to a barley bannock is one of the symbols used during the parade
Common Riding Image copyright Dougie Johnston
Image caption This year's event was graced by good weather throughout the day

All pictures by Dougie Johnston.