View Menu

West Linton Whipman

Whipman is the old Scots word for a carter or carrier, and the story of the Linton play began in 1803 when the Whipman Benevolent Society, providing mutual aid to its members, held their annual meeting.

The West Linton Whipman will be taking place from 5th to 13th June 2015 with the main day and Common Riding on Saturday 6th June.   There will be a Fancy Dress Parade on the 5th June, the Kirking of the Whipman takes place on the 7th June and the Whipman Walk 2015 on the 13th June.  The Young Rideout is happening a little earlier on the 31st May.

The best viewpoints will be from anywhere in the village centre (Station Road & Main Street) or at the Ford (crossing point) on the Lower Green. You can also take the A702 towards Dolphinton then turn right for approximately 2 miles to Garvald. Riders will ride out at 10.00am and will be back at 3.30pm.


Homecoming 2014 & Return to the Ridings 2014 Join Forces

Scotland will welcome the world in the Year of Homecoming 2014- providing a year-long programme of events alongside the Ryder Cup and Commonwealth Games. The Year of Homecoming Scotland will run from 31 December 2013 to 31 December 2014