Whipman Play Programme 2016

Sunday 29th May

Junior Whipman Rideout
Open to capable riders from P5 – S4 who reside in the parish
Best turned out horse and rider under 16 – Lyne Park Shield
Junior Race –  T.P.I Equestrian Shield
Under 14 Race – Peter & Jill Bickley Shield

Friday 3rd June

Floats gather on the Lower Green
Float Judging Commences (see programme for details)
Installation of Whipman and Lass in the Marquee on the Lower Green Please come along and show your support.
Grand Procession of Principals and Floats led around the village by the newly installed Whipman and Lass, Gary and Louise and the West Linton & District Pipe Band
Two Marshals per float please (Entrants participate at their own risk)

Installation Party in Graham Institute – Bill Elliot’s Disco
A celebration for the whole community – Licensed Bar
Entry is free

Saturday 4th June

Whipman Rideout Leaves Village led by West Linton & District Pipe Band HARD HATS MUST BE WORN and BACK PROTECTORS ARE ADVISABLE.
ALL RIDERS MUST STAY BEHIND THE MARSHALS AND FOLLOW THEIR INSTRUCTIONS THROUGHOUT THE RIDE.

Rideout starts from Howieson Hall, Station Road.
There will be a map of the route available to follow the Rideout by car and watch the races.
Waterston Trophy – Sashes Chase.
Bank of Scotland Trophy – Winner of Open Chase.
Lethbridge Cup for 1st Rider on Hired Horse – Donated by Frank Lethbridge
Ian Morrison Memorial Flask – Donated by Jacqui Morrison
Garvald lunch stop – Everyone welcome.
Fancy Dress Competition (see programme for details) at the Marquee. Fancy Dress Prize giving in the Marquee directly after judging.

Junior Fun Day on the Lower Green – Balgonie Mews Cup
Junior Tug O’ War – Lynedale Cup
Obstacle Race – MacGregor Cup & Young Trophy

Rideout Returns

Sunday 5th June

Cycle Rideout Meet at the Health Centre
Fun for all the family and all levels of fitness.
Map of route available in local shops. Cycle helmets must be worn

Procession from School Brae to St Andrew’s Church led by West Linton & District Pipe Band School Brae

Whipman Service St Andrew’s Church, West Linton

Adult 5-a-Side Football
Teams by invitation, Contact: Campbell Forsyth

Dog Show (no puppies under 6 months)
Gun Dog Scurry
Cream Teas Served

Monday 6th June

Kids Football (P1-P4)
Cycle and Scooter events (P5-S1 to age 14) Cycle helmets must be worn
Junior Football (P5 – age 15) (The Abernethy Trophy)
Junior Netball (P5 – age 14) Tennis Courts

Cycle and Scooter events (up to Nursery and P1-P4)
Cycle helmets must be worn
Men’s Bike Event (Graham Cup Event)
Women’s Bike Event (William Black Rose Bowl Event)

Ladies Netball at the Tennis Courts

Tuesday 7th June

West Linton Tea & Tots Fun Morning in the Marquee
See programme for details

Junior Disco in the Marquee Organised by Newlands PTA
Up to P3
P4 – P7

Wednesday 8th June

Cross Country Events

Men’s Race (Jubilee Cup & Graham Cup Event)
Women’s Race (Jubilee Cup & William Black Rose Bowl Event)
Junior Race age 8-10 (MacGregor Cup Event)
Junior Race age 11-14 (Young Trophy Event)
Veteran’s Race Over 45 Men and Ladies

Bogie Races (Aitken Cup for best dressed Bogie)
For Children age 8-14 (MacGregor Builders Cup for winner)

Wheelbarrow Race (McKinna Cup for best dressed Wheelbarrow)
Adults (All Wheelbarrows must be decorated) (John Dewar Bottle & Whim Hall Trophy for race winner)

Women’s Pillow Fight (The Lesley Ravy and Gillian Duncan Trophies)
Men’s Pillow Fight (Alex Noble Cup) (Graham Cup Event)

Thursday 9th June

Charity Comedy Show by Over The Lyne Comedy Club in memory of Ian Morrison with all proceeds to be split between Margaret Kerr Unit and Cancer charities. Kids show for Primary School kids, 4.00pm to 5.00pm with a family ticket £5.00.

Junior Rugby (P1-P7)

Charity Comedy Show by Over The Lyne Comedy Club in memory of Ian Morrison with all proceeds to be split between Margaret Kerr Unit and Cancer charities. Doors open 8.00pm, show at 8.30pm tickets £10.00 from Rumbling Tams and the Fireside Shop.

Friday 10th June

Dinner Dance in the Marquee. Organised by the Ex-Whipmen

Saturday 11th June

7-a-side Hockey at West Linton Primary School (Hilary Brown Quaich) Boys & Girls P6 – Age 15

Whipman Procession led by the West Linton & District Pipe Band starts at the school, walking around the village to end at War Memorial where the Whipman will lay a wreath at approx. 1.25pm

Sports Day Opened by Whipman and Lass on the Lower Green.

Full details in the programme. Cream Teas available in the Marquee.

Second Hand Book Sale in the Marquee organised by West Linton & District Pipe Band.

‘Whipman Market’
Market Stalls, Music, Outside Bar. Stalls and Side-Shows on the Lower Green.

Tug O’ War. (Downie Cup and Hardie Trophy)

Presentation of Cups and Trophies by the Whipman’s Lass followed by the draw for the Grand Raffle.

NOTICE TO ALL PARTICIPANTS IN ALL WEST LINTON WHIPMAN PLAY SOCIETY EVENTS

Whilst every care has been taken by the West Linton Whipman Play Society organising committee and relevant landowners in facilitating these events, the committee and landowners will not be responsible for any injury to any person taking part in any way whatsoever in the event nor liable for any damage resulting from any acts or omissions of any participants or spectators.
It is the responsibility of those taking part, or their legal guardians in the case of minors, to ensure that participants have appropriate and adequate insurance cover for personal injury and third party liability cover and that they take all reasonable steps to ensure their own safe participation in the events. In particular in relation to equestrian events, they are advised to ensure both they and their mount are both suitable and competent and that riders wear appropriate protective clothing, including headgear. Please note that the organising committee reserve the right to refuse any person from participating in any events.

ISSUED BY SCOTTISH BORDERS COUNCIL AND THE BORDERS COMMON RIDINGS AND FESTIVALS ASSOCIATION