The only rugby played last weekend was the Reds home league match against Portobello in Tennents East 1. The 2s match was cancelled as Lower Mains Park was unplayable after the heavy rain and there were no scheduled youth matches as it was the first weekend of the October break. Earlier in the week, the Linlithgow Academy u16 side took on a very good High School of Dundee side in the Scottish Schools’ Cup.

Two Late Tries Sink Reds

Linlithgow 7 – 26  Portobello

More team selection headaches last week as experienced full back Rab Cairns was unavailable, and number 8 Mark Caddle pulled out late on with a leg injury. This created a late reshuffle in the pack and a first appearance on the Reds’ bench for Finbar Conway.

Read Craig’s match report

View Neil’s match photos

U16s Brave Performance

Linlithgow u16 22 – 34 HS Dundee u16

Having beaten Glasgow Academy in the previous round, it didn’t get any easier for the Young Reds as they were drawn against the High School of Dundee in the Scottish Schools Cup. In the end, Dundee proved too strong for the Young Reds, although a late flourish threatened to turn the tables.

Read Graeme’s match report


Reds UnDun by Poor Second Half

Duns  48 – 10  Linlithgow

The Reds travelled down to Duns on Saturday for their fifth league match of the season. After a strong first half showing, they faded badly in the second and will be looking to get back on even keel when Portobello visit Mains Park this coming weekend. Aaron Flucker claimed the Reds’ only try of the match (pictured below courtesy of Craig Young).

Read Craig’s match report

2s Strong Second Half Showing

Watsonian 3s  34 – 17  Linlithgow 2s

The Reds 2s travelled through to Super Six club Watsonians on Saturday to play their 3rd XV, who always turn out a strong side at home at Myreside. Despite playing some fine rugby and scoring 3 tries, through Billy Edment, James Timlin and Scott Kellock in the second half, they never recovered from conceding 17 unanswered points in the first half.

Read Des’ match report

View Neil Dori-Muir’s photos

Jeff Martin in action for 2s

S1s March On

In other weekend matches, the S1s continued with their excellent start to the season, over coming a strong Lasswade side by 36 – 3.

Read Coach Mark’s match report

Stuffy Win for U16s

Meantime, the Young Reds U16s travelled through to Lasswade to play one of their traditionally toughest opponents and came away with afine 14-12 win with some heroic defending to close out the win.

Read Coach Graeme’s match report

Fixtures for 2018-2019

Pre-Season training for Linlithgow Rugby Club is now fully underway and new players are always welcome at Mains Park. Training is on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7pm. Tennents are the new league sponsors for amateur rugby in Scotland. The Club hopes to put out three senior XVs this season, with the Reds 1st XV playing in the Tennents East 1 league, while the newly promoted 2nd XV will play in Tennents East Reserve League 1. The new 3rd XV will play in the Tennents East Development League.

You can view all senior fixtures here

You can view all youth and senior fixtures here

Club History

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News Archive 

We have created a new page where you can access last season’s match reports.

Link to archive page


Saturday 20 October
School Holidays

Saturday 20 October
AWAY at Broughton

Tennent’s East 1 (KO 3pm)
2s HOME v Currie

Sunday 21 October
School Holidays

Club Fireworks Night
Saturday 3rd November

The annual fireworks night in Linlithgow Rugby Club will be held on Saturday 3rd November. 

The fireworks show is now fully electronic and of a professional standard. The show lasts just under 30 minutes, so it’s really excellent value. We invest around £4,000 in the fireworks and receive some small grant support from all three of our local Councillors, which is very much welcomed. The fireworks are bought from 21CC and our volunteers have been trained by them to run the show – they do other events in Scotland to maintain their skills. A big thanks to them for their time and commitment.

Doors will open at 6:30pm, although early arrivals will be accommodated. We ask people to be on site by 7-15pm, as the fireworks show is planned for 7-30pm. This year, there will be additional entertainment from Dragonbreath Entertainments. The bar and Clubhouse are open to all and various food, drink and toys will be on sale. To get the most out of this we recommend you tell your friends and family to get there early and ahead of the crowds!

Fireworks Tickets

Tickets cost £10 (for a family of up to 5) and £4 (individual) if purchased before the event. On the night tickets, tickets will cost £15 and £5 respectively. Tickets are now available from the following outlets in town:

  • Preston Road shop (Alexander’s)
  • Braehead Shop,
  • Lithcae Brig at Linlithgow Bridge (formerly Spar),
  • Linlithgow Rugby club.
  • The Dolphin Cafe (in the Rugby Club car park).
  • Norman Cummings shop in the High Street,
  • Far from the Madding Crowd in the High Street near the Low Port,
  • The News Shop, in the High Street near the Low Port.

(A big thanks to these businesses from the Club)

6 Nations Away Tickets

You Can Order Now

You can order tickets for Scotland’s two AWAY NatWest 6 Nations’ matches through the Club.

More info and order form

Registration Update

If you haven’t yet registered then please download the appropriate form and send to Angela at membership@lrfc.club

Membership Forms

Membership forms for this season can be found by following this link.

International Tickets

Home 6 Nations Tickets

Tickets for Scotland’s HOME 6 Nations’ matches are now on sale through Paul Birrell, our International Ticket Coordinator.

More information

Memories Club

Bill Lothian was the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Memories’ Club in the Mains Park Clubhouse.

Read Hamish’s full report

The Reds – Season 2017-18 

Graham Black took the official team photo for the season.

Player Awards

The annual Club Prizes and Awards were made at the Dinner Dance in May. Graham Black was on hand to capture the occasion.

View Graham’s photos

 Fitness Training

Get fit with Linlithgow’s very own Stuart Jamieson

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Linlithgow Rugby Club has registered with the Royal Bank RugbyForce initiative again this year. Read more

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Curry Quiz Night
100 Club Prize Draw
Saturday 20th October

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The third quarter prize draw for the
100 Club will be held at the Curry Quiz Night on Saturday at the Club.


Memories Club

Linlithgow Rugby’s Memories Club extends an open invitation both to Club Members and members from other clubs to come along to our monthly meetings or to our monthly walking rugby sessions. Our programme for the season is shown below – click on the image to expand

Online Club Shop

Click on this link or the image above to go to the Club’s online shop run by PSL Sports.

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 – P_5.01_Child_Protection_Policy

Clubhouse Roof

We are delighted to report that the Club has been successful in its application for funding support for replacement of the Clubhouse Roof.

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100 Club – Change in Banking Arrangements

There are still a few people who have not switched their standing orders over following the closure of the Airdrie Savings Bank at the end of April. More information about change There are still places available for new members on the 100 Club.

More information about 100 Club


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

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