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COURT of the DEACONS of the ANCIENT and ROYAL BURGH of LINLITHGOW
Scottish Charity No SC 044893
Along with the Bailies and Deacons, I am delighted to confirm that the Deacons Court have started to plan for this years Marches Day on Tuesday, 14th June 2022.
While restrictions and guidelines will continue to be monitored, plans and fundraising will now be put in place for the first Tuesday after the second Thursday in June.
Over the last two years, we have been thankful for the continued support of the organisations who normally take part on the day, and I am delighted to hear some have started to plan their floats already.
The Deacons Court would like to extend an invitation to any group or organisation wanting to take part in this years Marches. It could be walking in the procession as a group, dressing up in fancy dress or making a float, whatever you decide, we would be delighted to have you take part on the day. A Getting to Know You meeting will be arranged over the coming months, however if you would like any advice or guidance, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Long Live the Marches
Provost Elizabeth Park
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.
All of the 2021 and 2020 Virtual Marches videos can be found on
Linlithgow Marches and Deacons Court YouTube Channel