In pictures: Selkirk Common Riding

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Selkirk was the latest Borders town to hold its common riding celebrations

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The traditional summer celebrations have been returning across the Scottish Borders.

The latest town to hold its common riding was Selkirk which saw more than 250 riders take to horseback on Friday.

Royal Burgh Standard Bearer Adam Nichol led proceedings which remember the day in 1513 when 80 men left to fight for King James IV and just one returned.

Hawick kicked off the celebrations earlier this month and more will be held across the region as the summer progresses.

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Towns and villages across the area are returning to their annual events for the first time since 2019

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Selkirk's common riding marks events more than 500 years ago

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Hundreds of riders took part in the event

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Riders raced through the heart of the town on Friday

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Huge crowds turned out for the first common riding in the town since 2019

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The casting of the colours is a key part of Selkirk's celebrations

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