Jethart Callant's Festival

Official Site for Jethart Callant's Festival

Festival Day - Friday 8 July 2016

8.30am
Cavalcade assembles at Back Bongate

8.45am
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

9.00am
Cavalcade proceeds by Jed Road, Kenmore Toll, Oxnam Road, Blair Avenue, Lothian Road, Lochend, Howden to FERNIEHIRST CASTLE

10.15am    
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”

Refreshments

One verse of “BRAVE LADS O’ JETHART”

10.35am           
Cavalcade proceeds to DOUGLAS CAMP, Lintalee

11.00am           
Leave Lintalee, proceed to the Capon Tree

11.10am           
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

11.30am           
The Toll.  Band leads Cavalcade to Market place, with the Cavalcade saluting the War Memorial as they pass it, and proceeds down the Canongate

11.40am
The Jed is forded at Auld Brig, Cavalcade then continues via Priors Road,  Bongate to Townfoot Brig

12.00pm   
Bands lead Cavalcade by way of high Street, Mercat Cross, Canongate onto A68 to Kenmore Toll and the War Memorial

12.30pm          
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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