A loyal address from the town of Sanquhar was presented to the Prince of Wales at Drumlanrig. Tradition has it that this event was also marked by a new pattern - the Prince of Wales.
In the Autumn of 1871 the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) visited the Duke of Buccleuch at Drumlanrig for a shooting holiday. There was anxiety as to the reception the Prince might receive when driving through the town, as the townspeople were regarded as "dangerous Radicals".
Sanquhar, however, welcomed the Prince with three floral arches accross the High Street and every home decorated with flags and greenery.