Tonight I am looking forward to presenting the Edinburgh Arrow to the winner on the Meadows.
Each year, the Royal Company of Archers Shoot with the arrow as part of a traditional and fun event. This will be the 307th shot!
The prize is shot for over a distance of 180 yards with two targets or 'clouts' as the aiming mark - one at each end of the range.
I shake hands with the person who takes the best shot, they march forward, salute, and place the Arrow in their belt while the piped sounds of a General Salute can be heard in the Meadows.
The silver Arrow was originally presented to the Archers by the City Council and has been completed for since 1709. The sun is shining and I hope they get good weather for this year’s event.