Wee Reds Minis’ Tournament
a Great Success on Sunday

Once again the Wee Reds lined up a cracking tournament, with some of the best Mini Rugby teams in Scotland attending. Visiting squads came from Boroughmuir, Gala, Watsonians, Biggar, North Berwick and East Kilbride. In total there were 350 players, 80 coaches and approx 250 spectators. Some fantastic rugby was played across all age groups. Please see the individual age group reports for all the details.

Read full Tournament report

Tries Galore on Saturday

Three of the Reds’ teams each ran in over 60 points on Saturday – the Reds 2s at home to Gala 2s and the Young Reds U18s and the U16s both away at Haddington. There was another fine win for the Young Reds S1s, scoring seven tries to nil, while both the S2s and S3s were just shaded in close games against strong opposition.

Read Des’ report for Reds 2s

Read Young Reds match reports

2s Run in 11 Tries Against Gala 2s

Linlithgow 2s  69 – 12  Gala 2s

In a match with uncontested scrums (Gala couldn’t field a front row) and with the Reds providing a player to make it 15-a-side, the Reds 2s still managed to turn on the style running in eleven tries to two at Mains Park on Saturday.

Read Des’ match report

Final Kick Drama at Ross High

Ross High 29 – 28 Linlithgow

A last minute try from Mark Caddle brought the Reds to within a point of the home team at Tranent on Saturday. The conversion attempt, which would have won the match, was too close to call with the referee reversing his original positive decision.

Read Craig’s report and view Graham’s photos

Tough ‘Gig’ v Marr for Young Reds

Fine Win for U18s

Marr College provided a tough test for 4 of the Young Reds’ sides at the weekend. The S1s and S3s travelled through to Troon and, although losing, both teams turned in very creditable performances against very strong opposition. Meanwhile at Mains Park, the U16s and U18s hosted their Marr equivalents and although the U16s will be disappointed to have let their performance level slip in the second half, it was the reverse for the U18s who cranked it up for a thoroughly deserved victory against strong opponents.

Read all the match reports with photos

Wee Reds at Duns on Sunday

Three wins from four matches was a fine return from this long trip to the Duns Tournament.

Read Tim’s tournament report

 Bitter Sweet Win for Reds

Leith  16 – 22  Linlithgow

The Reds double victory on Saturday (Tennents East 1 league and inaugural Bob Green Cup match) was tempered by a serious achilles injury to Mark Green (son of the late Bob Green) late in the game. Earlier, Mark had scored the Reds first try, with Ross Tulloch and Cammy Murrie also crossing the whitewash during the win. Jack Frame added two conversions and a penalty to complete the Reds’ scoring.

Read David’s match report

View Graham’s match photos

2s Shaded by Peebles

Linlithgow  17 – 20  Peebles

After a strong start, in which they took a 17-5 half-time lead, the Reds were shaded by a much improved second half showing from the visitors. There were tries for Cammy Walker (2) and Callum Lindsay, with Cammy Walker also kicking a conversion.

Read Ally’s match report

Young Reds’ Cross-Border Raid

All five teams were AWAY on Saturday.

The Young Reds travelled to Berwick in the Conference and came away with three fine wins out of three – the S1s, S2s and U16s all winning – which made for a happy bus journey home!

The S3s were pipped by the older U16s from Clifton Hall, whilst the U18s also came up just short at Peebles.

Read all the scores and match reports here

Livingston Next in Shield

Penicuik  11 – 34  Linlithgow

The Reds win on Saturday at Penicuik in the first round of the Tennents National Shield, brings up a HOME tie in the second round against Livingston on Saturday 29th October. You can read all about the Reds win in
David Mitchell’s match report.

This coming weekend the Reds were due to open their Tennents East 1 league schedule with an away trip to Ross High. However Ross High are unable to field a team on that weekend and have been hit with a 3 point sanction for non-fulfilment of the fixture. The match will now be played on Saturday 24th September. Currently there are no senior games scheduled for next Saturday, but if something can be arranged it will be communicated to the members by the usual routes.

Third Win for Reds

Lenzie  21 – 35  Linlithgow

The Reds made it three wins from three in the pre-season with another good performance at Lenzie, running in tries from Joe McKillion, Callum Miller, Jack Frame, Cal Thomson and Mark Caddle. A shortage of available scrum-halves meant a rare outing for coach and Rugby Development Manager, Dougie Thomson, who lasted the entire game! Talk about hands-on coaching!

Read David Mitchell’s report

View Graham Black’s photos

Good Day against Dunfermline

The Reds had an excellent run out against Dunfermline on Saturday 13th August, running in tries in a 42-17 win.

Read David Mitchell’s report

View Graham Black’s photos

Super Saturday

Great End to 50th Season

Our 50th Playing Season came to a close with a special Day of Rugby, our very own Super Saturday, sponsored by West Port Veterinary Clinic. It was great to see all the age groups in the Club participating and having fun. A huge thanks to all who helped make it possible, but in particular Dougie Thomson and Gordon Muir for organising and Graham Murray for putting an incredible shift in to running the BBQ.

Reports, photos and info

Cracking President’s Match

Presidents XV  52 – 15  Forth Valley Select

A big thanks also to all the players of the Forth Valley Select XV who came from Livingston, Falkirk, Grangemouth, Edinburgh Napier and Bo’ness Rugby Clubs and contributed to a highly entertaining game of rugby.

View report and photos

Reds at Selkirk 7s

For the first time ever, Linlithgow received an invitation to one of the top Sevens’ Tournaments – the Selkirk 7s which are part of the Borders’ circuit of tournaments.

Read the report and view the video

50 Years of Rugby

The Reds celebrated their 50th anniversary of rugby with a special match against Currie Chieftains on Sunday 21st November, exactly 51 years to the day when Linlithgow played Currie in their first ever match.

Both clubs were founded in 1970 and for both this year represents the anniversary of 50 playing seasons – last season being a void because of the pandemic.

Big thanks to Currie Chieftains for a cracking game and to Ronnie Innes (Grangemouth and ERRS) for refereeing.

Linlithgow  33 – 21  Currie

Captain Euan Mochrie in full flight

This was a cracking game played in great spirit by both teams, with a good mix of veterans turning out for both teams alongside some youngsters.

Read Ivor Santer’s match report

View match day squads

View Graham’s match photos

View Graham’s pre-match photos

Blast from Past Feature

Click on link below to access all the matches we’ve covered over the lockdown in our “Blast from the Past” feature.

Read Feature

40th Anniversary Photo

Linlithgow Rugby Club 40th Anniversary Photo
14th May 2011

Archive Page for Match Reports

You can access the last two season’s match reports on this special archive page.

Link to archive page

Club History

Can you help with Club history and memorabilia? If so, please read on…

This Weekend’s Rugby

Saturday 8th October
Teenie Reds at 9am (ITC)
Tiny Reds at 10am (ITC)

Young Reds no games

Saturday 8th October

Reds AWAY at Forrester
Tennents East 1 at 3pm
2s AWAY at Lasswade
Tennents East Reserve 2 at 3pm

Sunday 9th October
Wee Reds Minis and Micros
no training (Holidays)

Curry Quiz Night Returns

Friday 14th October

Membership Renewal
& Player Registration

A big thanks to those who have already either renewed their memberships or taken out a new membership online. All members should renew their membership now.

For information on how to either register for the first time or renew your membership
click on this link.

Rugby Memories

Rugby Piper Quiz Returns

Here is the first of The Rugby Piper issues for the new season. Hope you find something of interest. Please circulate to club members, friends, colleagues, and anyone who enjoys Rugby as it was.



Michael White
Rugby Memories, Scotland

Wee Reds Summer Camp
a Great Success

Around 70 youngsters attended this year’s Wee Reds Rugby Summer Camp at Mains Park this week. A big thanks to Ben Muncaster and Matt Currie of Edinburgh Rugby who ran a session on Wednesday.

Guinness 6 Nations
– Application for Tickets

Tickets for Scotland’s Home Matches

  • Scotland v Wales
    Saturday 11 February at 4-45pm
  • Scotland v Ireland  
    Sunday 12 March at 3pm
  • Scotland v Italy  
    Saturday 18 March at 12-30pm

For booking information click here

The Marquee Indoors

It took the best part of 3 days to dismantle the Marquee Indoors in a safe and proper manner so that the ITC is now returned to its main use as an Indoor Training Centre.

Colin Watson has documented the creation and dismantling of the Marquee Indoors in a photo file which you can view here.

Rugby Club AGM

Thursday 9th June 2022

The AGM for the Rugby Club was held on Thursday 9th June 2022. 

More information

50th Anniversary Dinner

Friday 20 May 2022

On Friday 20 May the Rugby Club held its three times delayed 50th Anniversary Dinner in the Marquee Indoors – a new temporary conversion of the ITC. Just over 250 people attended from those who helped establish the Club in the 1970s to those who are currently active in the Club, with a wide range in between. There was also a good sprinkling of former Presidents and Club Captains, as well as former and current players.

Link to videos and photos

Player Awards – 50th Season

These were presented at the 50th Anniversary Dinner. The winners and more photos can be seen by following this link.

Rugby Piper – June Quiz

Here is the latest quiz from Rugby Memories Scotland.

Hello Everyone! Hope you are all well. Here is the close season edition of The Rugby Piper which should help you through the three days of the close season.



50th Anniversary Book
Still On Sale

Contact book50@lrfc.club to place your order.

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Linlithgow Rugby Club Ltd

Charity number SC050439

The Rugby Club is now registered as a charity in Scotland.

Information on how you can donate

Reds’ Photo File

You can view all the photos from Reds’ matches and others on the Club’s Shutterfly sites. We have recently opened a new site, where you will be able to find recent photo albums, dating from June 2020:

New Site – The Reds

You can still visit our old site, with 678 albums dating from August 2010:

Old Site – Linlithgow Rugby Club

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You can view all of the last year’s set of Weekly Newsletters here

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Rugby Club Online Shop

Linlithgow Rugby Club and our merchandise partner Sportsworld (ne) offer a wide range of branded Canterbury and Macron gear for both adult and youth players

Click on the image above or here to visit the Club’s online shop.

How we are Organised
and What we Stand For

Linlithgow Rugby Club Ltd

Linlithgow Rugby Club is a Company Limited by Guarantee and is registered with Companies House (SC 532598) and governed by Articles of Association, which defines the different membership categories of Club membership. The Club is a full member of the sports governing body (Scottish Rugby Union), which in turn is affiliated to World Rugby.

The Club has an updated Vision_Objectives_2020_2025_v3_Sept22 document for 2020-2025, which is reviewed regularly.

More about the Club and Key Policies

You can view all the key governance information about the Club, including Articles of Association, Directors Report and Annual Accounts using the link below.

Club Governance

Lockdown Newsletters

Data Privacy Policy

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018. It replaced the existing data protection framework in the UK and Europe. The regulation imposes new obligations on those who hold and process personal data. as a Club we have reviewed and revised our privacy policy to ensure compliance with GDPR. You can access our Data Privacy Policy here

Child Protection Policy

Linlithgow Rugby works closely with Scottish Rugby to ensure that all coaches of young persons at the Club are fully checked and disclosed through the Protecting Vulnerable Groups system operated by the Scottish Government. Gillian Wells is the Club Child Protection Officer – you can contact Gillian by email or by phone (07795-324568). You can view the Club’s Child Protection Policy here – LRC_RUG_1_Child_Protection_Policy_MAR20

Reds 1sts and 2nds in March 2020 just before “Lockdown”

Linlithgow Reds 2019-2020

Combined Reds 1st XV and 2nd XV Squads 2019-2020

Linlithgow Reds’ first and second team squads 2018-2019

Linlithgow Reds Season 2017-2018

Reds 2s Season 2017-2018

Saturday 10 February 2018 – Linlithgow v AS Minorange

Friday 02 February 2018 – Furnace United RFC

Welsh Visitors from Furnace United RFC

The teams that participated in the 30th anniversary match in Guyancourt (February 2017) between the Reds and AS Minorange