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

Try Time at the DAM for P7s

The Wee Reds P7s played Irish P7 side Bangor at half-time in the Edinburgh v Ulster game on Saturday night and ran in 6 tries in a fine display of attacking rugby.

Read more and view more photos

Reds Win Porty 7s

The Reds got their ‘Sevens’ Season off to a cracking start when they won the Portobello Tournament at Cavalry Park on Saturday.

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Fourth for both Reds and 2s

Both the Reds and the 2s ended their respective league seasons on a high at the weekend, with bonus point wins. The Reds, playing possibly their best rugby this season, ran in 8 tries with some scintillating rugby, while the 2s came away from Peebles having run in 5 tries with only one in reply. Both teams finished in 4th place in their respective leagues, the Reds with 8 wins from 14 games played and the 2s with 11 wins (including 4 walkovers, ie opponents unable to raise a team) from 18 matches.

Reds End the Season in Style

Linlithgow  54 – 17  Haddington

Jack Frame scored a hat-trick and kicked a further 14 points in his 29 point haul in the Reds final league match of the season under the lights on Friday night. However, it was Ross Plenderleith who was man-of-the-match, as he created all three of Frame’s tries, as well as scoring one of his own. The other Reds’ tries came from Aidan Rennison, Euan Mochrie, Mark Green and Jamie Tulloch.

Read David Mitchell’s full report

View Graham Black’s photos

Another Successful Border Raid

Peebles 2s  5 – 29  Linlithgow 2s

The Reds 2s claimed another fine away win to secure fourth place in the Tennents Reserve East 2 league. There were tries from Freddie Adcock, Ross Plenderleith, Cammy Walker and Adam Scott, with Gregor Stewart kicking two conversions.

Read Des Martin’s match report

Saturday 26 March

Late Flurry Secures Win for Reds

Linlithgow  42 – 21  Duns

The Reds left it till the last quarter to put away a plucky and competitive Duns team – the scoreline not really reflecting what was an even and competitive match. Lewis Wells (pictured above) claimed a fine hat-trick and Andy Whitelaw grabbed a brace, with Cammy Murrie’s 70 metre interception being the score that sealed the match. Jack Frame kicked 12 points, with 2 penalties and 3 conversions.

Read David Mitchell’s match report

View Graham Black’s match photos in full

Lack of Bench Counts Against 2s

Gala 2s  35 – 10  Linlithgow 2s

The Reds were only 7-5 down early in the second half, but with only 1 player on the bench, ran out of steam against the home side fielding a full bench. The Reds tries came from Callum Miller and Freddie Adcock.

Read Des Martin’s match report

Young Reds Saturday Action

The Young Reds’ S1 and S2 teams claimed fine wins against Howe of Fife on Saturday (action above from S2 match), while an understrength U16 side lost at Gala in the East Cup semi-final. A number of Young Reds S3s made their debuts in this match and all acquitted themselves with great credit.

Read match reports with photos

Wee Reds P5s at East Kilbride

The Wee Reds travelled through to East Kilbride on Sunday for a glorious day of rugby in the sun.

Read Michael O’Hara’s match report

Scott Hastings
at Memories Group

On Monday (31 January), The Linlithgow Rugby Club Memories Group welcomed Scott Hastings to the Clubhouse. Scott gave a brilliant address to the 52 people attending, with can be viewed on the Club’s YouTube channel using this link. He gave an excellent run through his own rugby career, with fascinating insights to his times both with Scotland (67 caps – a record at the time) and the British and Irish Lions (2 tours and 2 test matches).

A big thanks to Scott for giving up his time to come through and entertain the Memories Group.

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

Clean Sweep for Young Reds in Conference

Saturday 20 November

On Saturday, the Young Reds took on Royal High School in the Conference and won all 5 age group matches.

View results and read match reports


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…

Wee Red P6s Win EK

Congratulations to the P6 boys who won the East Kilbride tournament on Sunday. With strong competition from East Kilbride, Cumnock and Adrossan the boys put on a great display. The hard work of the last few months shone through with a strong defensive effort and some fantastic tries. It came down to points in the end and the boys won through due to the number of tries they had scored across the day. Well done all!! 

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.



Young Reds Claim Four Wins

Saturday 05 March

Action from S2 match against North Berwick

It was another good day at the office for the Young Reds as the teams claimed four wins across five matches. Pride of place must go to the U16s who beat a very strong and physical Boroughmuir Super 6 Academy team 15-12 in a tight and enthralling contest.

Read match reports and view photos

Wee Reds at Watsonian Tournament

Wee Reds P7 Team

The wee Reds travelled through to Myreside on Sunday to compete in the Watsonian Club Tournament.

Read reports and view photos

This Weekend’s Rugby

Saturday 12 March
Young Reds S1s AWAY at Musselburgh
Young Reds S2s HOME v Preston Lodge
Young Reds U18 HOME at 10am
v Boroughmuir in Edinburgh Cup

Reds no match (6 Nations)
2s no match

Sunday 13 March
Wee Reds Minis and Micros
 training on Top Pitch

Monday 14 March
Walking Rugby at 11am

Upcoming 6 Nations
on Big Screen

Two weekends now left in this season’s Guinness 6 Nations and you can watch all the games on the Big Screen in the Clubhouse. We suggest that you book your table for Super Saturday to get the best seats ( lrfcclubhouse@gmail.com ):

Friday 11th March

  • Wales v France at 8pm

Saturday 12th March

  • Italy v Scotland at 2-15pm

  • England v Ireland at 4-45pm

Saturday 19th March (Super Saturday)

  • Wales v Italy at 2-15pm
  • Ireland v Scotland at 4-45pm
  • France v England at 8pm

Rugby Piper Memories
** March Quiz **

Here is the latest edition of The Rugby Piper. The theme is The Alphabet. Good Luck. Thanks as always to the clubs who circulate the newsletter.

Michael White



Rugby Piper Memories
** January / February Quiz **

Welcome to our first edition of the New Year. Let’s hope we can keep progressing to a return to live meetings and get-togethers. It’s been a long, hard slog and I know that clubs have been struggling to keep going. If ever we needed a great Six Nations tournament this is the time. Let’s hope for a feast of open, running Rugby and tries, tries, tries.

Michael White



Club to Close Down
Over Festive Period

The Club Board has taken the decision, in light of the current Covid-19 situation and Scottish Government advice on minimising socialising, to close the Club and its facilities from this Friday night (17th December) until Friday 7th January. The front door will be locked (by key), with limited access only. The Board will keep the situation under review and may reopen earlier if circumstances permit.

The first scheduled fixture of the New Year is on Monday 3rd January – Linlithgow v Livingston (West Lothian Rose Bowl). At present this match is on and we plan to open appropriate facilities for this match, as per guidelines in place at the time.

More information on closure

Rugby Piper Memories Quiz
– Christmas Special

Here is the Christmas special edition of The Piper with best wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Michael White



Scottish Rugby Loses a Stalwart

Barry Sinclair (right) – “Mr Porty”

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of one of the stalwarts of Scottish Rugby and of the amateur game in Scotland, Barry Sinclair, the Secretary of Portobello Rugby Club. Barry has been an ever-present for Portobello FP for over 50 years and has served in numerous roles within the Club. He has also served for many years within the East Region as a representative elected by the Clubs.


Chris Paterson at Rugby Club
Memories Group

Monday 29 November

Linlithgow Rugby Club Memories Group welcomed Scotland legend Chris Paterson to Mains Park on Monday. Chris gave an excellent talk to the 46 people in attendance, focusing on his time as a professional club player with Edinburgh. He illustrated his talk with a couple of photos and some team lists from his time at Edinburgh, from a career spanning 12 seasons and 8 coaches!

Chris very kindly gave permission to record his talk and you can view Chris’ talk on the Club’s YouTube channel, using the link below:

Part one – Speech
Part two – Question & Answer Session

Rugby Piper – December Quiz

Here is a special edition of The Piper with a tribute to our ambassador Sandy Carmichael. We will do a Christmas Special later in the month.

Michael White



Gregor Townsend at the Club

The current Scotland Coach was the season’s first guest at the Linlithgow Rugby Club Memories’ Group on Monday. Thanks to Gregor who allowed us to record the event for those unable to attend. You can view his presentation at:

50th Anniversary Book
Still On Sale

Contact book50@lrfc.club to place your order.

Club ‘s Vision and Objectives

The Rugby Club’s Vision and Objectives – “One Club” – has just been updated for the next 5 years. You can download the document by clicking on the image below:

Weekly Newsletter

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BT and Sky



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

Weekly Newsletter

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View Previous Newsletters

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

Club’s FaceBook page

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 new online shop.

Snoods and Face Masks

Order your Linlithgow Rugby Club snood or facemask today!

We now have Club snoods available at £9, in addition to red or black face-masks at £4.

Please order through clubhouse@lrfc.club and MaryAnn will make arrangements so that you can pick them up. For mail order, please add £2.

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 and Objectives document for 2020-2025, which is reviewed regularly. This is supported by a Rugby Operating Plan document.

More about the Club and Key Policies

Club Governance

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