BIGGAR Gala Week gallops into action this Sunday.

And for the following six days a packed programme of customs, celebrations and fun will take place in the historic market town.

John Scott is the latest in a long line of Biggar men to lead his town as Cornet.

And he will be ably assisted throughout his duties by Cornet Elect Alan Bartholomew and his Right Hand Supporter, Simon Kane.

The Fleming Queen Elect was announced in January this year as Florrie Galbraith.

The Cornet, Cornet Elect and Right Hand Supporter will spearhead the Riding of the Marches on Sunday, which will follow the Inaugural Service at St Mary’s Kirk.

The cavalcade will arrive at the Municipal Hall for 1pm for the Investiture Service of Cornet

Scott, and the Sashing Ceremony of Flemming Queen Florrie.

Hundreds of riders will take to the beautiful Biggar countryside to check on the town’s ancient Marches.

The cavalcade is due to arrive at Cornhill Castle at around 1.45pm.

And the traditional Rowhead Farm races will take place at around 3.15pm.

Other viewpoints along the Marches include Burnbraes, at around 3.30pm, Bizzyberry at around 4.45pm, and Cadger’s Brig at 6pm.

Certificates and refreshments will be handed out to all riders in the Municipal Hall ahead of the Family Ceilidh from 6.30pm.

Sunday’s celebrations conclude with the Riding of the Marches Dance in the Municipal Hall from 9pm.

A packed programme of events throughout the week will conclude on Saturday with Biggar Gala Day next Saturday (June 16).

Fleming Queen Florrie will be officially crowned by this year’s Crowning Lady, Jennifer Walker (nee Tawse).

The fabulous coronation ceremony immediately follows the colourful procession of floats, fancy dress and prize giving at the Corn Exchange at around 11.30am.

Throughout Saturday afternoon and into the evening Gala Day celebrations continue.