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Virtual Deacon's Night 2021

202105jun6:30 pm7:00 pmVirtual Deacon's Night 2021

Event Details

As Linlithgow developed into an important 16th century trading town, one of the principal functions of the Marches Day was to make sure that everyone knew who the important craft and guild officials were.  Each of the local trades (shoemakers; tanners; curriers, bakers, wrights, cloth dyers, blacksmiths etc) appointed a deacon to represent the interests of their work force and to chair the meetings where trade standards and craft regulations were laid down. 

On the two Saturdays before the Marches Day, these important officials were paraded along the town so that everyone knew who they were. Linlithgow’s continuation of this centuries old tradition is now unique in Britain, although only one genuine trade deacon now remains: the Deacon of the Dyers, the last remaining craft fraternity.  The other “deacons” are elected by participating town organisations such as the Round Table, the Forty One Club, the Canal Society, Lithca Lore and the Fire Brigade.

This year will be a Virtual Deacon’s Night on Facebook and on the You Tube Channel – click the photo below.

You Tube



June 5, 2021 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm(GMT+00:00)


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