Definitely not a tourist little town, but Selkirk is steeped in a proud tradition of community manifest in the annual common ridings.
The climax of the common ridings is the return to the market place and the casting of the colours one by one in the same choreographed manner, which reflects the return of the standard bearer to Selkirk from the Battle of Flodden.
The Selkirk Colonial Society founded in Canada maintain links across the World and have been represented every year. Each year a Colonial Standard Bearer is appointed to carry the "Golden Banner" and is charged to "cast" his flag in Selkirk's ancient Market Place on Common Riding morning along with Selkirk's six other appointed Standard Bearers, the most senior of which is the Royal Burgh Standard Bearer.
FCF Spooky or not, Selkirkshire gets drawn out of the random hat on 29th April 2022. As part of the prelude to the Common Ridings on Friday 17th June 2022, on Friday 29th April 2022, the Royal Burgh Standard Bearer for 2022 was appointed. No need to wait for this weeks Southern Reporter! announced on Facebook!
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The Colonial Society had already made their choice for the Colonial Standard Bearer and every year since 1911 they have taken part in the common ridings, as one of the standard bearers.
The first Flag of the Selkirk Colonial Society
Archive film starting at casting of the colours by the Royal Burgh Standard Bearer in 1962