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
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.
The town`s most important day begins at 5 am when the residents are awakened by flute and drum: as they would have been in the 14th century when the first recorded Riding took place. At 6 pm the town piper makes his rounds, in case the populace has fallen back to sleep. Finally, at 7 am, the Linlithgow Reed Band, having begun their day with the playing of the 23rd Psalm, marches from the West Port to the house of the elected Provost for fraternisation and refreshment.
We have created a programme of virtual events that will take place throughout the day, together with a brief description of each video and its approximate length.
Each video will be shown on Facebook and YouTube and we would encourage you to share the links to these with anyone who may not have seen them. We would love as many people as possible to join in our virtual celebrations.
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Long Live the Marches!
This year will be a Virtual Marches on Facebook and on the You Tube Channel – click the photo below.
(Tuesday) 5:00 am - 6:00 pm GMT