Reds Beat Dalkeith in League

Linlithgow  21 – 0  Dalkeith

The Reds overcame both Dalkeith and the elements in a powerful showing at Mains Park.  There were tries from Chris Bredin, Mark Green and Stuart Cunningham, all converted by Jack Frame – two crackers from the touchline!

Match Report courtesy of Gavin Brown

Fine Away Win for 2s

Lismore 2s  0 – 45  Linlithgow 2s

Who said “the sun ain’t gonna shine anymore”?  Certainly not the Walker Brothers from Linlithgow, as they both had outstanding matches in a fine win for the 2s at the Inch in Edinburgh.

Match report

Weather Impacts Youth Matches

The heavy rain washed out Sunday’s home fixture for the Wee Reds and the Saturday away matches for the Academy teams were also a victim of the weather.  The S2s and the S3s did manage to get home games on Saturday morning though.

Academy Lose Out Against Gala

Linlithgow Acad  5 – 24  Galashiels Acad

Another cracking match with both sides giving no quarter and only a late try by Gala finally killed off the game.  Great credit to both sides.

Match report

Match photos courtesy of Neil Dunlop and Graham Black

S1s Maintain Unbeaten Run!

Trinity Acad 0 – 41 Linlithgow Acad

Another great display of running rugby brought 12 tries for the S1s on their league visit to Edinburgh to play Trinity Academy.

Match report courtesy of Graeme Miller

u18s Win Close Match

Linlithgow Acad 24 – 19 Trinity Acad


A cracking match was closely fought at Mains Park, with the home side edging the game in a tight finish.

Match report

Match photos courtesy of Neil Dunlop

Reds Stuck on Bypass as Bus Breaks Down

St Boswells  P – P  Linlithgow

The bus taking the Reds down to St Boswells broke down near the Edinburgh City bypass on Saturday, resulting in the postponement of the Reds away fixture at league leaders St Boswells in BT East 1.  With the breakdown not fixed until 15 minutes before the scheduled KO and with the best part of an hour still to travel, there was no way that there would be any daylight left to play the second half.  The match will be rescheduled for a date in the New Year – probably in March.

Watsonians Too Strong for 2s

Linlithgow 2s  0 – 50  Watsonian 3s

A young, powerful and unbeaten Watsonian side were too hot to handle for a Reds 2s side already shorn of several of its best players.  It’s been a tough two weeks for the 2s playing against the top 2 in their league, however they have shown excellent spirit and some good skills in that time.

Match report

League results and table

Match photos

Reds Scrape Past Gutsy Quins

Linlithgow  24 – 17  Hawick Harlequins

The Reds had to dig deep to claim the win with a barnstorming finish, featuring tries from Bredin and Green to add to the first half try from Ross Martin (above).

Match report
Match photos courtesy of Graham Black


Last Season’s Reds’ team featured the above recent school leavers – development of young people is so important to the Club!

Weekly Messages

  • 100 Club Draw
    The prize draw was made on Friday at the Sportsman’s Dinner.
    Click here to see lucky winners
  • Annual Maintenance on 3G
    The 3G pitch will get its annual maintenance work this Tuesday (01 December).  This is a significant investment for the Club and it’s a good opportunity to remind all users of the steps we can all take to ensure we keep it in good condition.
    Looking after 3G pitch
  • Focus on Indoor Training
    For the next three months all youth training will be indoors, with outdoor training by exception only.
    More information and indoor rota
  • Monthly Quiz
    Friday 04 December
  • Casino Night CANCELLED
    Lack of ticket sales
  • New Floor in Clubhouse
    Please note that the Clubhouse Lounge will be shut from Wednesday 9th to Friday 11th December to allow for a new wooden floor to be fitted.  More soon.

Upcoming Rugby 

Saturday 05 December

Linlithgow Academy v Royal High School

Fixtures tbc

Saturday 05 December

Reds AWAY v Forrester
(KO 2pm)  

2s HOME v Preston Lodge
(2pm KO)

Sunday 06 December

Wee Reds Minis
AWAY at Watsonians

P1s, P2s, P3s and Girls HOME
Training Indoors



Members’ Newsletter

A lot has been happening at the Club over the last few months, so we have put together a newsletter to inform members old and new of a whole range of topics, including:

  • on-the-field update – senior and youth rugby,
  • new Youth Coach Development Scheme,
  • girls’ rugby, volunteers and PCS,
  • off-the field update,
  • indoor training centre and the planned new Club Foyer,
  • refreshing and restoring our Clubhouse, new containers,
  • sustainable Club and governance review.

There’s also a short feature on the Club Development Plan.


You can view the newsletter by clicking the link below or on the photoshot of the newsletter above


Main Club Sponsor


Useful Links

Reds Match Reports
BT East 1 League Results

2nd XV League Results

School of Rugby Timetable

Youth Indoor Training

Recent News Stories

New Sponsorship Agreement


Over the next few weeks we will be announcing a number of exciting new sponsorship agreements.  Today we are delighted to announce that CBS Consulting has agreed a multi-year sponsorship package to support youth rugby at Linlithgow Rugby Club.

Click here to find out more

New Containers Courtesy of Dunne Group

Containers_2As part of his sponsorship of the Club this season, Gordon has provided new containers to replace the old and rotting ones at the back of the Clubhouse.


Wee Reds Update

For any parent who wasn’t able to attend the recent parents’  meeting, you can find an outline of the information presented by clicking the link below.

Link to presentation

Pro 12 Tickets 

More Information

The Club can now earn a commission (at no cost to you) if you order your Edinburgh or Glasgow match tickets or your Pro 12 Final (Murrayfield, Saturday 28 May 2016) tickets through the Club.

Match Day Hospitality Opportunities at Linlithgow

Muzz_QFWe are now able to offer a range of dates during the coming season.  Please see the PDF document through the link below.

Members Lunches – for new and established groups of members. Contact Gary Shepherd
Match Day Sponsors – for businesses offering corporate hospitality and advertising. Contact Helen Morrison

Match Day Sp LRFC

Club Dinner:
Annual Club Awards

The annual awards were made at the Club Dinner on Friday 24 April:

  • Player of Season – Euan Richardson (upper left)
  • Best Young Player – Calum McKeown (lower left)
  • Most Improved Player – Garry Anderson (upper right)
  • 2nd XV Player of Season – Chris Ronalson
  • Club Person of Year – Gordon Jesty (lower right)

Euan_Award Garry_Award


Callum_Award Jesty_Award

Those present were entertained by Donald Macleod (Immediate Past President of Scottish Rugby) and Dick Campbell (Manager of Forfar Athletic Football Club).

View Photos of Dinner and Awards

Special Day for Club – Royal Opening of New Centre

Wednesday 08 July 2015

Anne2ProgrammeToday the Club was honoured with a visit from Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, to officially open the new Club & Community Training Centre.

Princess Anne, patron of Scottish Rugby, spent over an hour at the Club meeting members and guests and viewing the new facilities in action.

The Princess Royal met with members of the project team, funders and fundraisers and those involved in the construction of the new facility, before touring the new centre to see it in action.  The “action” was provided by a group of Wee Reds on the 3G pitch, with school and recent former pupils on the pitch outside and current Reds’ players and coaches in the gym.

Before leaving, the Princess Royal unveiled a plaque to commemorate the day and congratulated the Club and its members for their tremendous achievement.

Ian Rankin, President of Scottish Rugby, added his congratulations when he addressed the members and guests in the Clubhouse after the Princess Royal had left.

A famous day in the proud history of Linlithgow Rugby Football Club!

View Graham Black’s full coverage of the day

Club Archive

Special Archive

Some early photographs

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