Royal High prevail in tough encounter with the Reds

Royal High  23 – 6  Linlithgow

As usual, the Reds trip to Barnton on Saturday was a hard fought encounter with the home side gaining the win against a visiting team that failed to meet the heights of the previous 2 weeks.

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Nothing Phases 2s as they roll on to Another Win

Edin Accies  12 – 41  Linlithgow

Early kick-off, uncontested scrums, hanging about for post protectors and no touchflags – all in a day’s work for industrious Reds’ 2s! Another good performance, another good win.

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Big Wins for both Reds and 2s

Ruaridh Stewart en route to a fine try

Portobello  8 – 69  Linlithgow

The Reds found fifth gear early in this match at Cavalry Park in Edinburgh, running in 10 tries, with Ross Martin kicking 8 conversions and a penalty. The Reds started the same team that had scored 7 tries against Ross High the previous week and this paid dividends.

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Linlithgow 2s  31 – 12  Watsonian 3s

Meanwhile, back at Mains Park, the 2s put in a fine showing in their opening win of the season against a visiting Watsonian side.

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Reds Run in Seven Tries

Linlithgow  47 – 17  Ross High

The Reds found their mojo and playing with simplicity and pace were too much for the visitors. There were braces for Ruaridh Stewart, Lewis Wells and Ross Plenderleith, with Cal Thomson chipping in for the other try. Ross Martin kicked 5 conversions and Aiden Rennison one to complete the scoring.

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Ross Tulloch was deservedly named MotM (see in action in top photo and above with captain Euan Mochrie) with a superb all round display at full-back.

Reds Stumble at Forrester

Forrester 37 – 21 Linlithgow

With an extraordinary number of players unavailable, the Reds travelled through to Edinburgh to play Forrester in the opening league match of the season.

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This was especially disappointing after a very successful pre-season with close fought victories over Lenzie, Dunfermline and Grangemouth.

You can view all the reports from the pre-season matches here

You can also view the reports archive here

Fine Start forYoung Reds

Action from S3 match

This was the first full set of fixtures for the Young Reds in over 18 months and they very quickly clicked into gear, recording wins at S1, S2, S3 and U16 levels.

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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. 

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.

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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…

Sad News

Alan Steel

Alan Steel, the founder of Alan Steel Asset Management, died last week after a short illness. Alan was a great supporter of the Rugby Club and indeed sponsored the Club on a number of occasions, mostly recently as a Corporate 2020 sponsor. He was also a generous supporter of many local causes in both Linlithgow and Bo’ness.

He leaves behind his wife Fran, son Malcolm and daughter Catherine and their families and our thoughts are with them and his friends and former colleagues at this time.

Tragic Accident

On Sunday we heard the tragic news of an accident involving the Round Britain Climate Challenge involving conservation campaigner Sacha Dench and her team. Sacha was badly injured in the crash but, tragically, her cameraman Dan Burton was killed in the accident. Sacha and her team stopped off in Linlithgow a couple of weeks ago and camped overnight at Mains Park. Neil Barnes of Linlithgow Community Development Trust has passed on our condolences to Dan’s family and friends plus our best wishes to Sacha for a full recovery.

Link to BBC News article

Rugby Piper – October Quiz

Which Welsh winger is scoring a try above?

Here is the latest Rugby Memories Quiz for October. Hope you enjoy it!

Michael White (Rugby Memories)



Young Reds Impress Again

Fixtures v Howe of Fife 

Another good weekend for the Young Reds with fine wins for the S1s, S2s, and U16s against Howe Of Fife / Bell Baxter.

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Linlithgow Hosts Aussie Rules
Grand Finals

Bloods Win Both Trophies

Aussie Rules football has been a feature at Mains Park over the summer, with the Rugby Club being the base for the West Lothian Eagles and in recent weeks, the Scottish League’s playoffs and Finals.

On Saturday 4th September, the Edinburgh Bloods won both the SARFL (Scottish Australian Rules Football League) and the SARFLW (Women’s League) Grand Finals at Mains Park.

Read more and view match photos

International Tickets

Club Members can apply for tickets for Scotland’s 6 Nations home matches through the Club allocation using the new ticketing process. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 22 September. Please get your applications (no money at this stage) by that date at the latest to David Porteous.

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Club AGM 2021

This year’s AGM was held on Thursday 29 July. You can view a short report and further information by using the link below.

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Rugby at Last!

It’s been 15 months since a rugby match was played at Mains Park – that was the annual twinning match against Plaisir Rugby Club from near Guyancourt in France in March 2020! It was worth waiting for as the Young Reds S3s (pictured above) and the visitors from Lasswade served up a cracking game of rugby, with the Young Reds running in 6 tries in a superb 40-12 victory.

The Young Reds S1s and S2s both played Lasswade on Saturday as well, coming back from Midlothian with two fine wins.

You can read all about these matches by following this link.

Don’t miss the “try of the season” (yes, I know there may only be a couple more games this season, but this one would be hard to beat!)

Link to “try of season” on video

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:

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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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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.

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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

Club Archive

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