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Linlithgow Marches 2023 will take place on Tuesday, 13 June 2023


The Riding of the Marches of the Ancient and Royal Burgh of Linlithgow is a tradition dating back to the 16th century.


The Court of the Deacons of the Ancient and Royal Burgh of Linlithgow, known as the Deacons Court, continue to organise the Riding on

the first Tuesday after the second Thursday in June every year.


AGM 2023


The Annual General Meeting of the Deacons Court will be held on Tuesday 14th November 2023 at 7.30 pm in Linlithgow Burgh Halls.

Member of the public who are interested in the Marches are very welcome to attend.



Deacons processions will take place on Saturday 3rd & 10th June 2023 at 6.30 pm from the West Port car park to the Cross.  The Provost, Bailies & Deacons of the Deacons Court will be in attendance to install those Deacons presented.

All organisations who wish to install a Deacon should intimate, in writing, the name and address of their Deacon and My Lord to the undersigned on or before 27th May 2023, also stating the preferred day they will be present. A form is available to download online at NOTE All groups who install a Deacon are expected to participate in the Marches Day Processions.

A trophy will be awarded to the group who, having installed a Deacon, have in the opinion of the Judges, made the most notable contribution to the success of Deacons Night. 



Entries are invited from organisations and individuals for the various trophies to be awarded on Marches Day, 13th June 2023.  The prize money for decorated vehicles, tableaux and youth sections is £50, £30 & £20. Entry forms along with a description of the categories are available online at and must be returned to the undersigned on or before 27th May 2023.



The prize for decorated bicycles are Book Tokens which are sponsored by Linlithgow and Bo’ness Rotary Club. Entry forms are available online at and must be returned to the undersigned on or before 27th May 2023.



Bicycle Entry Form - DOWNLOAD HERE
Deacons Entry Form  - DOWNLOAD HERE
Marches Float Entry Form - DOWNLOAD HERE
Prize Categories and Safety Info  - DOWNLOAD HERE
The Role of a Deacon Form - DOWNLOAD HERE

If you would like to take part in a future Marches Day, please complete the forms below and return them to the Clerk of the Court at




If you would like to return your RSVP for the Riding of the Marches digitally please return it to

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