In Pictures: Horse riders take part in historic town festival

Residents of Musselburgh in East Lothian have saddled up for a historic event held as part of the town festival.

The Riding of the Marches was first recorded in 1682 – although the true origins could go back much further, organisers say.

The event traditionally sees participants ride out to mark the town’s boundaries.

Musselburgh Festival
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Musselburgh Festival
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Musselburgh Festival
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Musselburgh Festival
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The town’s “Honest Lad” Aidan Maguire led the cavalcade of horse riders.

Musselburgh Festival
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Musselburgh Festival
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Musselburgh Festival
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Musselburgh Festival
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Musselburgh Festival
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Musselburgh Festival
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