Sunday 21st July
(North Esk Church if wet)
The Sashing Ceremony will take place this year on the green beside the historic Hayweights Clock at approx 1.30 p.m
If the weather is wet then the Sashing will be held in North Esk Church.
The Honest Lad and Honest Lass for 2019 will be sashed with the emblems of their office by this year’s Sasher.
The Burgh Flag will be officially handed over to the Honest Lad by this year’s Civic Head and will be bussed at the Sashing Ceremony. He will be given the responsibility to return the flag ‘unsullied and unstained’ after the ride-out on Saturday afternoon.
The Honest Lass will be presented with the Jewelled Riding Crop.
The ceremony ends with the Official Party dancing the Musselburgh and Eightsome Reels.
Presentations to the Honest Lad, Honest Lass and Attendants from local organisations such as The Old Musselburgh Club, The Rotary Club of Musselburgh, Crudens, The Attendants Association and the Fisherrow Fishermans Association will be made at a presentation Ceremony to be held later in the week.