In fact is has been up for over a week now.
I also loved the fact that a council street sweeping machine followed the parade, scooping the poop. I was half tempted to run out with a shovel to claim some for the tatties in our garden!
You can find out more about the Honest Toun Festival here.
It's great to live in a community with fun traditions.
Nairn has its magnificent Farm Show and a wonderful Highland Games, both of which I'll miss this summer for the first time in ages.
Many years ago I lived in the Borders where every town has a Common Riding, similar to Musselburgh's outbreak of flagwaving and jodhpurs. I vividly remember walking through the streets of Selkirk at 5.45am singing Hail Smiling Morn with a brass band followed by Bucks Fizz for breakfast. Safe oot, safe in...
And I worked in Orkney for a while where at Christmas there's The Ba' Game between the Uppies and the Doonies. They do a similar "game" in Duns, where I used to live. Shopkeepers are strongly advised to board their windows!
Edinburgh's on our doorstep and is about to explode with festivals. But I've always preferred small town life. In short, where there's bunting there's a good place to live.