Whipman Principals 2019


The Whipman 2019
Guy Thorley

Guy was born in Dunfermline, the youngest of two brothers and moved with his family to Carlops Parish in 2003 and then to Dolphinton in 2017.

He attended Inchkeith Primary School in Culross and then on to Daniel Stewart’s & Melville College in Edinburgh. Further Education took him to Paisley College of Technology where he obtained a B.Sc. in Land Economics.

He trained as a general practice surveyor firstly in Glasgow before moving through to Edinburgh, where he met Delia, whom he married in 1997 and now runs the Edinburgh office for an Irish property company.

Whilst his job takes up most of his time, his other interests include hockey, cricket, skiing, walking, local history, drones, rockets and homebrewing. Guy has been a member of West Linton Golf Club since 2014.

The Whipman’s Lass 2019

Delia Thorley (Mackenzie)

Delia’s family have lived at Dolphinton since 1745. Christened at St. Mungo’s Church, she has two younger brothers and attended Primary School in Oxfordshire, Secondary School at Eyemouth followed by Dugdale McAdams’ Secretarial College in Edinburgh.

During her marketing career in Edinburgh, she met and married Guy. They have 2 daughters, Abi (19) who is at University and Holly (12) who is a keen swimmer.

Delia enjoys supporting her family in their pursuits, taking care of animals and sports. These days, you will often see her on a bike but she has ridden horses most of her life, competing at Scottish Championship level in Dressage and Triathlon, National Championships in Eventing and has represented Scotland at Women’s Rugby. She was Chair of West Linton Playgroup 2010-2011.
Barony Herald 2019
Glenn Ross

Glenn is 11 years old and has lived in Romanno Bridge all his life, with his mum, dad and older brother Aidan.

Glenn is a Primary 7 pupil at Newlands Primary School. He enjoys taking part in school plays and going to Newlands Youth Group with his friends. He likes cycling and badminton but especially enjoys being creative by drawing, painting, making and building things. He is looking forward to a primary school residential trip before moving up to Peebles High School.

Glenn enjoys taking part in the Whipman events every year and is thrilled and honoured to be asked to be Barony Herald this year.



Flower Girl 2019

Jenna Kidd
Jenna will turn 5 during Whipman week!
She currently attends Pre-school and the Village Nursery and thoroughly enjoys both. Jenna has lots of friends but her best friend is her brother Lewis, they play very well together.
Jenna loves to learn new things, drawing, colouring in, reading, singing, dancing, swimming, Unicorns, Rainbows, parties, dressing up… the list is endless.She is a vibrant, caring, clever, funny girl and lots of fun to be around. She is beyond excited to be asked to be the Whipman Flower Girl and is very much looking forward to performing her duties this summer.

Presenting Lady 2019
Gladys Holliday

Gladys is a true Lintonian: she was born at Broomlee Cottage and has lived in the village all her life.

After leaving West Linton Secondary School, she trained as an invisible mender at the March Street Mill in Peebles, then worked in a number of the local shops in West Linton.

Gladys has a long association with the Whipman Play. During the 1950s and 60s her husband Billy Holliday played a major role in running the event, and they were Whipman and Lass in 1961.

Gladys is delighted to have been chosen as the Presenting Lady and is looking forward to another enjoyable Whipman week.