Riding of the Marches

12 Aug 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Kirkwall
Riding of the Marches

This traditional event sees horses, ponies and carriages take to the streets of Kirkwall before their riders carry a standard around the old boundary of the town.

The route takes them from Broad Street, through Albert Street towards the Pierhead and around the outskirts of Kirkwall. They gather in front of St Magnus Cathedral at 2pm before heading off - it's an incredible sight to seem all gathered in the heart of the town. You can also catch them at Scapa beach as the horses take to the water, crashing through the surf on their way.