Jethart Callant's Festival

Official Site for Jethart Callant's Festival

Festival Day - Friday 8 July 2016

Cavalcade assembles at Back Bongate

Cavalcade preceded by the Band, arrives at the platform in Abbey Place where the Lady Provost pins a rosette to the Jethart Flag borne by the Callant

Cavalcade proceeds by Jed Road, Kenmore Toll, Oxnam Road, Blair Avenue, Lothian Road, Lochend, Howden to FERNIEHIRST CASTLE

Recitation of Walter Laidlaw’s “REPRISAL” by pupil from Jedburgh Grammar School

Address by representative of the Kerr family. One verse of “JETHART’S HERE”


One verse of “BRAVE LADS O’ JETHART”

Cavalcade proceeds to DOUGLAS CAMP, Lintalee

Leave Lintalee, proceed to the Capon Tree

The President of the Callant’s Club pins sprig from the Tree to the Callant’s sash

The Cavalcade continues to King of the Wood, Inchbonny

The Toll.  Band leads Cavalcade to Market place, with the Cavalcade saluting the War Memorial as they pass it, and proceeds down the Canongate

The Jed is forded at Auld Brig, Cavalcade then continues via Priors Road,  Bongate to Townfoot Brig

Bands lead Cavalcade by way of high Street, Mercat Cross, Canongate onto A68 to Kenmore Toll and the War Memorial

The Callant and his Henchmen dismount

“The Flowers of the Forest” is played by an unseen Piper.  As the sound of this deeply-moving lament fades away, the Callant, attended by his Right and Left Hand Men, lays a wreath on the Memorial

One verse of “O God Our Help in Ages Past” is sung, followed by the sounding of “The Last Post” as the Callant dips the Flag.  One minute’s Silence is ended by sounding of “Reveille”. The Callant resumes his place at the head of the Cavalcade which moves on to the Platform, there to witness the Ceremonial return of the Jethart Flag, presentation of the Callant’s Cup and “The Queen”

The Cavalcade will then ride past the platform where they will be acknowledged by the Callant

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