Ancient Traditions move forward

At a meeting of the Selkirk Common Riding Trust on Tuesday night at the Victoria Hall, the Trustees decided that with the demise of the Selkirk Weekend Advertiser, the advertisement for Selkirk Standard Bearer and Attendants would be placed on line through Facebook and on Selkirk’s very own Website, Explore Selkirk.

Honorary Provost Keith Miller added “We are aware that after many years of advertising these posts in our local ‘wee paper’ that we would now have to embrace modern technology and advertise these positions on social media”

“We hope that in this way we can continue to uphold our traditions while at the same time connect with the next generation coming through.” To view this post click on the Selkirk Common Riding page on Facebook or scroll to the bottom of this page.

Also this week t

he 2020 Common Riding Appeal was launched with a Go Fund Me page.
The administration costs of Selkirk Common Riding continue to increase annually and for this reason the Common Riding Trust respectfully appeal to the kindness and generosity of the people of Selkirk and the wider community.

The upholding of these historic traditions of Selkirk Common Riding and all associated ceremonial aspects is, exclusively the responsibility of the Selkirk Common Riding Trust. Any monies raised by the appeal will be solely directed to the purpose of the ongoing expenses incurred in observing and protecting their valuable heritage.

Caroline Penman of the Common Riding Trust added “The Selkirk Common Riding Trust are conscious that there is a weight of responsibility placed upon them to serve The Royal and Ancient Burgh of Selkirk to the very best of their ability and we can only achieve this with the commitment and generosity of the Selkirk people.”