PEEBLES GALA DAY AND GALASHIELS COMMON RIDING

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Places:

  • Peebles-shire

Subjects:

  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • Leisure and recreation

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: PEEBLES GALA DAY AND GALASHIELS COMMON RIDING

Reference number: 10017

Date: 1932*

Director: filmed by George Stewart

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 18.28 mins

Description: Amateur footage of the Beltane Festival in Peebles and the Braw Lads' Gathering in Galashiels.

Shotlist: Beltane Festival events in Peebles - large crowds in park, fancy dress competition entrants, pipe band marching and playing. Main street, procession marching past Tontine Hotel, crowds of onlookers, bands, fancy dress contestants. Extended footage of Beltane Queen crowning ceremony. Procession along street, Beltane Queen in carriage, decorated floats. BRAW LAD GATHERING AT GALASHIELS participants on horseback gather in square for riding the marches events. Pipe bands lead procession, followed by Braw Lad and Lass, retinue, official cars, brass band. Riders ford River Tweed and arrive at country house for ceremony and drinks. GVs Dryburgh Abbey and grave of Earl Haig.