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Braw Lad’s Gathering Gala Day

A ceremonial ride out, established in 1930 to commemorate events and associations in the history of the town. It is led by the Braw Lad and Braw Lass along with their four principles who carry out ceremonies along the route.


08:00 hrs: Braw Lad receives The Burgh Standard.

09:00 hrs: Fording of The Tweed to Abbotsford

09:30 hrs: Fording of The Tweed to Boleside

10:00 hrs: Gallop over Gala Hill

10:30 hrs Mixing of the Roses Ceromony

11:00 hrs: Arrive at Hollybush for brief drink stop

11:30 hrs: Scott Street

12:00 hrs: War Memorial

12:30 hrs: Ride concludes

March Past of Principals and the Roses Ceremony at 19:50

Now well established this ceremony provides a fitting closure to the day. Braw Lads’Gathering Principals from previous years are automatically invited to take part in a “March Past” from the foot of Bank Street Brae to the War Memorial. The march sets off at 7:50pm allowing the party, led by the current Braw Lad and Braw Lass to arrive at the War Memorial for 8pm. The Braw Lass, accompanied by the Braw Lad and Attendants places the Red and White Roses she mixed in the morning at the Old Town Cross ceremony, on to the plinth


The Ex-Braw Lads’ and Lasses Association hold this event annually with live music playing into the early hours in a packed Volunteer Hall. The Braw Lad, Braw Lass and Attendants relax with friends and family whilst receiving the congratulations from many well wishers on a job well done.


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