Linlithgow Marches Day

Where: Linlithgow, West Lothian - Procession from the Cross on the High Street
When: Tuesday after 2nd Thursday in June
Time: From 5 am; Procession from 11


Flags at the Ready

Linlithgow Marches Day is a typical Scots boundary marking event whereby a parade of local dignitaries tour the local boundaries on a special day each year. It’s been held for literally hundreds of years so expect plenty of ceremony, bands and processions  with the Town Crier and other officials in attendance in regalia, uniforms and very smart dress. It’s the big day of the year for the town and there are other musical, official and sporting events leading up to and around it including sporting fixtures, dinners and childrens’ events (see website below for more details). The day begins at 5am with the parade of Flutes & Drums to wake everyone up! By 10.30 the participants gather at the Cross, prizes are awarded to the Float & Fancy Dress winners and at 11 am the procession moves off westward towards the Bridge, then carries on with breaks at set points throughout the day for toasts, refreshments and wreath laying.

Helpful Hints

In 2018 it will be on Tuesday 19th June.

The High Street is closed for the procession so arrive with plenty of time to spare. It takes between 20 and 30 minutes for the entire procession to pass a set point as there are a large number of participants.

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