Rugby Club Now a Charity

Charitable Status Successfully Achieved!

We have just received notification from OSCR that Linlithgow Rugby Club Ltd is now officially a charity.

Decision on your application to become a charity: 

I am pleased to tell you that the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) is satisfied that your organisation meets the charity test, and has entered it in the Scottish Charity Register. This means it now has charitable status under the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005. 

Return to Rugby:
Moving on to Stage 4

With agreement of the Scottish Government, Rugby has been cleared to move to the next stage (Stage 4 on the road map) on Monday 14th September, in the gradual easing of restrictions relating to the coronavirus lockdown.

Read more and view training schedule

Scottish Rugby Roadmap

Return to Rugby:
Pitch Plan Including Access

The current pitch plan and access to and from the pitches is shown below. Click on the image to enlarge it. It’s based on our risk assessment and will be reviewed at each key stage of the Return to Rugby process. Thanks to Ally Rae who prepared the plan.

Reds’ Adult and Wee Reds Micros training has now resumed, so all main groups are now back, and the current training schedule has been extended a further week to include the week of 31st August.

Read more and view training schedule

A big thanks to the Coach Coordinators and Age Group Coaches in ensuring a smooth and safe return to rugby training for all our Wee Reds Minis and Young Reds secondary school age teams. The agreed schedule seems to have worked well and gives each squad the time and space needed in the current environment.

Rugby Club Version 1

You can read and hear more about the careful steps that we are taking to ease back into rugby by clicking on the link below.

Full information on Return to Rugby

Quick walk through video (no sound)

Reds’ Player Awards BBQ

Saturday 01 August

Last Saturday, the Reds held their annual player awards at an event outdoors at the Club. Catering was provided by top caterers ‘Mochrie and Son’ under the eagle eye of master chef Gary Shepherd. Player of the Year, Jack Frame, is pictured above.

See all the prize winners

Club Person of Year
Graham Black

Friday 24 July

Graham Black was awarded the Club Person of the Year accolade at Friday’s AGM. Graham has attended almost every Reds’ match, and quite a few others in addition, since 2010 and has contributed over 500 photo albums to the Club’s Shutterfly Photo Archive. Well done Graham and a big thanks for all your excellent photos over the years.

Club AGM Held Last Week

This year’s Club AGM was held last Friday night in the Clubhouse. An appropriately modest-sized crowd attended, with social distancing being observed. The Board of Directors were all re-elected and, there being no other candidates, the position of Director of Youth Rugby remains vacant.

Link to AGM Information

Clubhouse Open Again

Over the last two weeks we have been putting in place plans to re-open the Clubhouse based on guidelines and protocols developed by Scottish Rugby in discussion with the Scottish Government. These fully conform to the easing of lockdown restrictions as set out in the Scottish Government’s phased plan.

Our plans have been developed in consultation with staff and with a full risk assessment process managed by the Board. We have carried out an enhanced clean of the Clubhouse and have made the decision to stick to the 2 metre social distancing guidance for everyone’s safety. Staff will have appropriate PPE and there will be signage to guide people to follow our one-way system.

More information on the Return to Rugby

Blast from the Past

This week we go back 10 years to the first pre-season match of the 2010-11 season, which was played at Mains Park against Dalziel on Saturday 12 August 2010.

As with last week’s feature, the focus is on ‘barnets’! Do you recognise the fine fair mane above? See if you recognise other players from 10 years ago in our special photo-feature.

Link to photo feature

Ruby Anniversary
Peelers’ Tournament Action

This week we go back nearly 10 years to the special Tournament that was held in November 2010 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Linlithgow Rugby Club.

Do you recognise the finely honed athlete with flowing locks in the photo above? To find out more and view more photos from the tournament click on link below.

Link to feature

Blast from Past Feature

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

Read Feature

Young Reds Awards

Congratulations to this season’s award winners:

  • S1 Ruaridh McLeod
  • S2 Fraser Miller
  • U15 Oscar Davies
  • U18 Gregor McLean

Read more and view the video messages

Club History

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

The Rugby Piper

Final Rugby Quiz

A huge thanks to our friends at the Scottish Rugby Memories’ group for providing a weekly quiz for us all to muse over during lockdown. Last week’s quiz was the last they have planned for the present.

Last week’s quiz:

and the answers:


50th Anniversary Book
Now On Sale

Online Membership Renewal
and Player Registration

This season we are introducing a new online Membership system.

Read more about our plans

View the letter going out to Club members

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:

Choir Beats Lockdown Blues

Throughout lockdown the Rugby Club choir has still been singing. Not as a group, but individually at home. Social distancing has meant being at least 2 metres from the fridge or the wine rack!

The guys have recorded their various parts and sent them in to be blended and mixed. Photographs have been added and the following video has been made.

Here is the link:



Happy Easter from the Choir’s 

Blazin’ Baritones

The Rugby Club Male Voice Choir’s Blazin’ Baritones have put together a little presentation and song for everyone this Easter. As Choir Chairman Peter Russell explains “the 9 baritones of the choir sang this, each from the coronasecurity of his own home. The arrangement, photos and technical wizardry are by our own Rod Aird.”

Just click on the image below to take you to the video link, now on YouTube.

Well done guys – nice one! And a Happy Easter to you all too!

(And a big thanks to Dougie MacLean for writing such an evocative song.)

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Installation of Solar Panels

Work has now been completed on the installation of the new solar panels on the roof of the Indoor training Centre. In all a further 54 solar panels were installed, doubling the generation capacity to 30kW. The new system was commissioned in March.

The new panels can be seen in 6 banks of 9

BT and Sky



Linlithgow Rugby Club Ltd

Charity number SC050439

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

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Report on
Special General Meeting

Thursday 20 August at 7pm

At the Special General Meeting there was unanimous support for all 3 motions to register the Rugby Club as a charity and set up a trading subsidiary to run the bar and other commercial operations. The Board believes that the next logical step to secure a growing and sustainable future for Linlithgow Rugby Club is to register the Club as a charity.

Here is a short video presentation on the rationale:

More information about SGM

Club’s New Online Shop

Linlithgow Rugby Club is delighted to welcome Sportsworld (ne) as our new online partner for merchandise. The shop will 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.

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

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

Rugby Club Memories Group

Linlithgow Rugby’s Memories Group extends an open invitation both to Club Members and members from other clubs to come along to our monthly meetings (last Monday of each month usually at 10-30am) or to our monthly walking rugby sessions (second Monday of each month at 10-30am).

Click here to see our programme for this season

Archive Page for Match Reports

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

Link to archive page

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

Club Archive

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