Images by Noel Donaldson
Kirkwall’s Riding of The Marches took place on Sunday 11th of August.
The annual rideout takes place after Orkney’s biggest agricultural event – The County Show.
The 2019 Standard Bearer was Christine Harcus.
The Riding of The Marches celebrates the granting of a Royal charter to the town of Kirkwall by James III, King of Scots.
The Marches mark the Royal Burgh’s boundary as granted by the King in the 15th Century.
Most of the rideouts take place in Scotland’s Border towns and areas with strong links to the Scottish Monarchy like Linlithgow. The Riding of The Marches in Kirkwall was revived in 1986 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Royal Charter.
In some parts of Scotland there are restrictions on who can take part – not so in Orkney where big or small all are welcome.
The weather held and another event celebrating a Kirkwall tradition was successful.