Proceedings begin with an assembly at the County War Memorial in the Chambers Quadrangle consisting of Principals elect, the Beltane Committee, Peebles Silver Band, Peebles Pipe Band and various organisations.
From there, the party forms a procession to the Cross Kirk (at around 5.45)
At 6.00pm the Warden of the Cross Kirk is installed and then takes the reins and conducts the Inaugural Service. Assited by local clergy the service takes shape and the proceeding of the coming week are started.
Once the service is over, all attendees, form a procession and are escorted by the bands head back to the Quadrangle and disperse to look forward to the week ahead.