Supporters enjoy refreshments at the Horse and Hound.

IN PICTURES: Hawick Cornet leads first rideout to Bonchester

The sun shone on Hawick Cornet Connor Brunton, his right and left-hand men Gareth Renwick and Ali George, and acting father Joe Crawford, as they led Hawick Common Riding’s first rideout to Bonchester Bridge on Saturday.

The cavalcade was waved out of Hawick and into Bonchester by supporters, and our photographer Bill McBurnie was there to capture it all on camera.

Olivia Kerr with the cornet's brothers Paul and Kyle Brunton.
Olivia Kerr with the cornet's brothers Paul and Kyle Brunton.
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Cassie Rayner and Mary Johnstone help ex-cornet Ross Nichol sponge down his horses at Bonchester.
Cassie Rayner and Mary Johnstone help ex-cornet Ross Nichol sponge down his horses at Bonchester.
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Chloe Inglis, Maddi Paterson and Sara Scott enjoy an ice cream at Bonchester.
Chloe Inglis, Maddi Paterson and Sara Scott enjoy an ice cream at Bonchester.
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Nicola and Sophia Tinlin with Rowan and Caron Forrest.
Nicola and Sophia Tinlin with Rowan and Caron Forrest.
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