Lockerbie Gala

Where: Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire
When: Mid June with the Common Riding & Coronation on Second Saturday in Month
Time: From 8.30 am with Procession to Town Hall for 1pm


Lockerbie Gala in held each year in mid June and features a Common Riding as well as the coronation of the elected Gala Queen and numerous other events. The Rideout is led by the Cornet, Cornet’s Lass and Standard Bearer and around 100 equestrians follow them around the local boundaries. Common Ridings are a boundary marking custom on horseback. They are mainly held at locations across the Scottish Borders, perhaps because this area suffered from centuries of raiding and reiving between local families and the English, and the locals needed to protect their lands from encroachment. Long after this was necessary, the Ridings survived to become major festivals and a great day out!

Helpful Hints

In 2017 Gala Day will be on Saturday 10th June.

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