Sunday 31st May
Junior Whipman Rideout
Open to capable riders from P5 – S4 who reside in the parish
Best turned out horse and rider under 16 Junior Race
Under 14 Race
Friday 5th 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, Ryan and Rebecca and the West Linton & District Pipe Band
Entrants participate at their own risk Installation Party in the Marquee Bill Elliot’s Disco A celebration for the whole community Licensed Bar
Entry is free
Saturday 6th 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
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
MacGregor Cup & Young Trophy
Sunday 7th June
Cycle Rideout Meet at the Lower Green 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
Gun Dog Scurry
Cream Teas Served
Monday 8th June (All events will be held on the Lower Green)
Kids Football (P1-P4)
Junior Football (P5 – age 15)
Junior Netball (P5 – age 14)
Cycle and Scooter Races
Primary School Races
(The Abernethy Trophy) Tennis Courts Cycle helmets must be worn
Secondary School Races for S1 to age 14
Men’s Race (Graham Cup Event)
Women’s Race (William Black Rose Bowl Event)
Ladies Netball at the Tennis Courts
Tuesday 9th June
West Linton Toddlers Group Fun Morning in the Marquee
Junior Disco in the Marquee Organised by West Linton PTA Pre-school – P3 P4 – P7
Wednesday 10th June (All events will be held on the Lower Green)
Cross Country Races
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 11th June (All events will be held on the Lower Green)
Junior Rugby (P1-P7)
West Linton Gordon’s Cricket Team invite you to participate in a friendly game on the Lower Green. Turn up and try.
Friday 12th June
Dinner Dance in the Marquee. Organised by the Ex-Whipmen
Saturday 13th June
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.
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 & Presenting Lady followed by the draw for the Grand Raffle.
Sunday 14th June
Whipman Songs of Praise – Marquee
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