** CURRENT POSITION **
At present, the Club remains shut and NO rugby activity or organised training is permitted. The Clubhouse also remains closed.
Scottish Rugby will be issuing new guidelines tomorrow (10 July) following today’s announcement by the Scottish Government of a further relaxation of the lockdown. The Club will then review the position over the weekend and provide an update early next week. We have two teams working on re-opening activities – one on the Return to Rugby, the other on re-opening the facilities.
Club President, Ken Richardson, talks about the process and how we will implement the phased plan at Linlithgow Rugby Club. Click on the link below to view the video:
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.
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.
Last week’s Blast from the Past
Euan est le Gros Fromage!
AS Minorange 15 – 19 Linlithgow
Samedi 11 Fevrier 2017
L’homme du match pour Linlithgow était Euan Mochrie pour lequel il a reçu un fromage géant de nos hôtes. Un grand match entre deux équipes égales jouées dans un grand esprit.
Revisit Last Season in Full
You can access all last season’s match reports and photos, covering both adult and youth rugby, on our special archive page for season 2019-2020.
18 June 2020
Digging into the archives, we came across a feature from 2014, when a number of the Club’s youth members had a special training session with past Scotland star and current Scottish Rugby ambassador, Chris Paterson. The matches we feature this week both come from autumn 2015 and cover a high scoring home win for the Reds and a hard fought away Cup win for an understrength U18 side:
Training with Chris Paterson
Nine lucky Reds’ youngsters made the trip through to Murrayfield for a special visit and training session with Chris Paterson.
Mikey Walker Grabs Hat Trick
Linlithgow 52 – 0 Hawick Linden
The Reds ran in 8 unanswered tries in this home league match from October 2015, with Mikey Walker claiming a hat-trick!
Stewart ducks in for Winning Try!
Breadalbane 17 – 20 Linlithgow
Scottish U18 Shield
The Young Reds started this match with only 14 players and finished with 13 because of injuries. Going into the final minutes they were trailing and under the cosh, when Gregor Stewart intercepted the ball and weaved 80 metres through defenders and a paddling of ducks, that had just alighted on the pitch, to score the winning try.
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.
Young Reds Awards
Congratulations to this season’s award winners:
- S1 Ruaridh McLeod
- S2 Fraser Miller
- U15 Oscar Davies
- U18 Gregor McLean
Can you help with Club history and memorabilia? If so, please read on…
The Rugby Piper
Latest Rugby Quiz – July
This week’s offering from our friends in the Scottish Rugby Memories’ group focuses on the Rugby World Cup over the years. As per usual, we’ll publish the answers next week.
This week’s quiz
RUGBY PIPER July 6th 2020
Here is last week’s quiz and the answers:
Notice of Club AGM
Friday 24 July at 7-30pm
Notice is given of the Club’s Annual General Meeting, which will be held in or near the Clubhouse on Friday 24 July at 7-30pm, in a manner which will comply with the Scottish Government’s guidelines on social distancing. All communications relating to this meeting will be electronic, with Notice of the meeting 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:
Club ‘s Vision and Objectives
We are currently updating our Vision and Objectives for the next 5 years and would welcome member’s comments – email
You can download the draft document here:
Happy Easter from the Choir’s
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.
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 a Vision and Objectives document, which is reviewed regularly, and a Club Development Plan, which is worked up and annually reviewed in conjunction with the Scottish Rugby Union.
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).
Archive Page for Match Reports
You can access the last two season’s match reports on this special archive page.