A replica of the historic Blue Blanket is unfurled by members of the Edinburgh March Riding Association (EMRA) on Braid Hills to mark the start of a commemoration of the Battle of Flodden.
The disastrous battle, one of the defining events in Scottish history, was fought on the 9th September 1513, and this year marks its 500th anniversary. Among the dead was King James IV.
The Blue Blanket is the affectionate name for the "Standard of the Crafts Within The Burgh" of Edinburgh.
Pictured L-R: Scott Nicoll (Captain 2013), Karrie McGill (Lass 2013), Stuart Mitchell (1st Officer 2013), John Baxter (2nd Officer 2013).
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