House of Commons
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MUSSELBURGH'S RIDING OF THE MARCHES 2016
EDM #1266
Tabled 16 March 2016
2015-16 Session
That this House congratulates the people, community organisations, churches and local businesses of Musselburgh who have contributed to organising the ceremony of Riding the Marches in 2016; notes that the Riding of the Marches has been held and recorded continuously in Musselburgh every 21 years for all of three and a half centuries, that it dates from centuries even earlier, and that it is one of the most ancient continuous civic events to be held in the British Isles; understands the Riding has its roots in the need to mark and renew municipal boundaries, the better to protect common lands; recognises that today local participation in the Riding serves to promote civic values, solidarity, community leadership, inclusiveness and public spirit, as well as providing a great spectacle; and wishes the 2016 Musselburgh Riding of the Marches every success.