Whipman Principals 2021


The Whipman 2021
Gregor Brown

Gregor was born in Edinburgh and spent his childhood in North Berwick with his mum and younger sister. Upon graduating North Berwick High School, Gregor attended Oatridge College for his pre farrier course, upon successful completion he attained an apprenticeship with a local farrier enabling him to continue his studies at Myerscough College and University centre, in Preston.  After four and a half years of studying Gregor achieved his diploma from the Worshipful Company of Farriers. Following his graduation, Gregor moved to West Linton where he set up his own farrier business and became part of the local community.

Gregor has shown an interest in horses from a very young age, having owned many horses and working his first part time job at Harelaw Equestrian Centre. He has attended West Linton Rideout from his early teens, alongside many other Border Rides. Since moving to the village Gregor has supported the Whipman Play Society, participating in many of their events.

In Gregor’s free time he enjoys watching rugby and taking his dogs for long country walks.

The Whipman’s Lass 2021

Lucy Martin

Lucy was born and grew up in Edinburgh, attending Liberton Primary and High School, alongside her younger brother. After seeing the positive impact teachers can have on children, Lucy became very passionate about starting her career in education. After leaving school Lucy went on to attend Strathclyde University to study the BA in Primary Education degree. Lucy is currently in her final year and is set to qualify as a Primary Teacher in May. In between Lucy’s studies she works as a member of the supply team at The Village Nursery in West Linton.

Lucy enjoys spending her spare time competing Reggie in various disciplines and hacking over the Pentland hills and over the last few years has ridden the Whipman Ride on Reggie as well as other Border Rides. Lucy spends most of her free time with Reggie which is how she came to meet Gregor.

Lucy’s passion for horses began down at Edinburgh and Lasswade Riding Centre, where she rode and fell in love with various border rides. Since moving to West Linton Lucy has enjoyed supporting the Whipman Play Society and taking part in their events.


Barony Herald 2021
Callum Rogers

Callum is 12 years old and moved to the village 1 week before his first birthday with his Mum, Dad and big brother Joe.

He is currently a P7 student at West Linton Primary and is very much looking forward to joining his bother at Peebles High after the summer. Callum participates in a variety of activities including football with Linton Hotspur Colts, Scouts, hiking (10 Munros to date), mountain biking and canoeing. He loves dogs and was delighted when Copper the Spaniel joined the family 3 years ago and wouldn’t be without his four-legged friend.

Callum is looking forward to a really exciting Whipman week!


Flower Girl 2021

Eve Louden
Eve is 5 years old and lives in Dolphinton with her Mum, Dad and three big sisters Keira, Abbie and Amber.  She attends Newlands Primary School.
Eve loves animals especially the family dog, Rocco and spends a lot of her time with him.  The family also have a rabbit, George and a hamster, Autumn.
Eve loves attending her performing arts group each Saturday.  She also enjoys her weekly Swimming and Rainbows.  When at home, you will always find Eve dancing and singing along to her favourite music.


Presenting Lady 2021
Nancy Porteous

Nancy was born and brought up in Dolphinton attending Dolphinton Primary School then Biggar High. After school she attended McAdam’s college to qualify as a shorthand-typist before working in a lawyer’s office in Edinburgh.

She and Jackie were married in 1964 and lived at Cottage Farm where their three sons Graeme, Stuart and Donald were born before moving to the New Steading at Blyth Bank.  She moved back to the village and since retiring from the Health Centre now enjoys gardening, walking and sewing and also being a volunteer in the Red Cross shop.

She is very proud that her father and mother were a Whipman and Lass and is honoured to be asked to be a Presenting Lady.