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 Flodden and the Riding of the (Edinburgh) Marches
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Harry D. Watson

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Posted - 08 September 2012 :  19:50:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Riding of the Marches ceremony has been revived in Edinburgh, and although it "only" dates back to 1579, the organisers have managed to include a commemoration of the Battle of Flodden too.

http://www.scotsman.com/edinburgh-evening-news/latest-news/riding-of-marches-promises-to-be-biggest-yet-as-number-of-riders-hits-280-1-2514652

Harry

terianne

United Kingdom
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Posted - 10 September 2012 :  14:08:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
the riding of the marches around Flodden is part of the Coldstream Civil Week, the callant and followers run to Flodden each year and lay a wreath.



Anne Turnbull
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Harry D. Watson

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Posted - 10 September 2012 :  21:47:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's strange the way that Flodden is commemorated in places like Coldstream and Selkirk in the Borders, and as far north as Edinburgh, which is not far from the Border, but it doesn't seem to be commemorated beyond the Forth, although there must have been men from all over Scotland in the Scottish army that day.

The village of Ceres in my native county of Fife is proud of its alleged connection with the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314, but I'm looking at the index to a book about Fife villages, some of which are really ancient, and there is no entry for Flodden.

Harry
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terianne

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Posted - 10 September 2012 :  22:12:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Flodden is commerated in the border because many locals were involved and a local survivor made fletcher made his way home to selkirk to tell the townpeople what had happen and coldstream's marches borders numberland and only a few miles from flodden

Anne Turnbull
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Harry D. Watson

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Posted - 10 April 2013 :  13:52:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Flodden commemorations are now well under way.

http://www.scotsman.com/news/arts/bid-to-find-body-of-james-iv-at-flodden-1-2884762

There is more in the print version of the Scotsman.

Harry
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