Flodden Day

Thursday 10th August

Flodden Day, the main event of the week, gets started in Henderson Park at 10.00 when the Coldstreamer is charged with his Flodden day duties by the Earl of Home, to lead the cavalcade to Flodden field. The Coldstreamer is presented by the Earl of Home with the Home colours of Green and Yellow to carry with him to Flodden.

At 10.30 the Cavalcade will leave from the Lees following the Coldstreamer with his Right and Left Hand men, led along the High Street to the cheering crowds by Coldstream Pipe Band. From here they cross the Bridge into England passing through Cornhill and Pallinsburn en route to the Flodden monument and Branxton Hill.

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

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

Time for a quick bite to eat and some refreshments then the oration, this year given by Colonel James Royds (High Sheriff of Northumberland 2022/23)

Start Time: 10.30 (to be mounted by 10.15)

Judging for the Lothian and Borders Police Cup (best turned out horse and rider) will take place next to the Marshalls vehicles in the Lees at 10.00 prompt.

Start Location: The Lees, Coldstream

Outward route:
Coldstream High Street, Cornhill, Crammond Hill, New Heaton, Pallinsburn, Branxton (short halt for Coldstream Principals only 12.00), Branxton Hill.

Arrive Flodden Field: 12.30
Depart Flodden Field: 14.30

Names for youngest rider should be given to the person selling Flodden badges at the top of Branxton Hill on Flodden day, they will be located near the entrance gate.

Return route:
Branxton Hill, Downham Law, Pressen, Sunilaws, Cornhill and Coldstream.

Arrive Coldstream: 17.30

All timings other than the mounting up time are approximate, and due to circumstances on the day may alter.

Please remember – Hard hats must be worn on all Coldstream Civic Week rideouts

All participants in equestrian events are reminded that they should ensure that they have appropriate and adequate insurance cover for personal injury and third party liability. Both rider and mount should be fit and competent and appropriate clothing should be worn. Any rider deemed to be intoxicated whilst riding will be removed from the ride-out.

Riders and spectators are to follow the instructions given by our Marshals and Stewards. Both riders and spectators should respect all signage/guidance put in place from Coldstream Riders’ Association with regards to land owners requests. Spectators are also respectfully reminded that they are not to drive/park in farmers’ fields and when on foot to be mindful of crops.


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