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The Edinburgh Riding of the Marches is one of Edinburgh’s largest public events, taking place right in the heart of the Scottish capital every September.  

Taking its roots from the historical Common Ridings of Scotland, over 280 horses will traverse the ancient Royal Mile on Sunday 16th September 2018.  This spectacular cavalcade is a re-enactment of the return of the Captain of the Trained Band (responsible for keeping order within the City) to Edinburgh with the tragic news of defeat at the battle of Flodden, 1513.

Every year, the elected Edinburgh Captain and Lass will lead over 280 horses up Edinburgh’s Royal Mile towards the Mercat Cross, in what has proven to be a fantastic spectacle, with resonating historical and cultural significance.

2018 KEY EVENT DATES

THE CITY OF EDINBURGH HORSE SHOW – Sunday 13th May

KIRKING & FLODDEN WALL WALK – Sunday 9th September

EDINBURGH BALL – Friday 14th September

EDINBURGH RIDING OF THE MARCHES – Sunday 16th September