The Court of the Deacons of the Ancient and Royal Burgh of Linlithgow is a voluntary organisation made up of male and female deacons from town organisations, other duly elected men and women members and all living Past Provosts. Their prime function is to finance, organise and manage the Riding of the Marches. The Riding of the Marches of the Ancient and Royal Burgh of Linlithgow is a tradition dating back to the 16th century. In the 21st century, the Riding is essentially just as it was in the early years of the 20th and the thriving Deacons’ Court will continue to organise the Riding on the first Tuesday after the second Thursday in June every year. This is a year-round task which annually gets more difficult as Marches Day costs rise to over £30,000.
Where and when do you meet?
We hold a number of fundraising events for the Marches throughout the year and then a number of Marches events in the weeks leading up to our annual Marches processions.