POLICE Officers from the Scottish Border worked alongside colleagues from Northumbria Police and Royal Military Police at Flodden ride out yesterday Thursday August 10 to ensure the event passed without incident.

The annual ride-out to Flodden, which is part of Coldstream Civic Week started at 10am with the Proclamation to the Coldstreamer from The Earl of Home at Henderson Park.

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The Cavalcade then left for Flodden led by the Coldstream Band, Coldstream Guard and Harry Shepherd, the Coldstreamer, Jake Kerr, Right Hand Man and  Chris Lyons, Left Hand Man.

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They then crossed the Bridge into England passing through Cornhill and Pallinsburn en route to the Flodden monument and Branxton Hill.

As the piper played the haunting Flowers of the Forest, the Coldstreamer laid a wreath at the Flodden monument, before dipping the flag, to remember the dead of both nations.

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Then it was on to the gallop up Branxton Hill, past the cheering crowds with the flag flying.

The Coldstreamer then cut turf to bring back to the town and the Cavalcade arrived back around 5.30pm.

At 6pm the Abbey Ceremony, the Reading of The Royal Charter and laying of Flodden turf took place A lament for the fallen was performed by renowned Coldstream vocalist Mr. Bobby Hanlon - Henderson Park.

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A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Well done to all the volunteer marshals, both on foot and horseback, at all the common ridings across the Scottish Borders this year.

“Your valuable efforts ensure these fantastic community events can go ahead and run as smoothly as possible.”