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Marches 2020
A message from
Provost John Cunningham


Last night, Thursday 19th March 2020, the Bailies, Clerk, Treasurer and myself met to take decisions on behalf of the Deacons Court regarding the impact of the current COVID-19 crisis on Linlithgow Marches Day.

Following advice from the UK and Scottish Governments, the difficult and regrettable decision has been taken to cancel the 2020 Marches Day and all associated events.

We feel that this is the only course of action open at this time, to ensure the health and wellbeing of all participants and the community.

The Marches celebrations are important to so many of the people of Linlithgow and this decision was made with a heavy heart, however it is one which is out of our control.

I hope that you and your families stay safe through this crisis and we we will see you on the first Tuesday after the second Thursday of June, 2021.

Long Live 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.

You can find out about the history of The Marches and information about Marches Day from the pages indexed on the menu bar above.


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


Countdown to Marches Day 2021

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