Reds Turn on Style to Beat Duns

Linlithgow  40 – 28  Duns

Although still missing a few players from injury, the Reds are benefitting from consistency of selection brought about by consistency of availability. The team is playing a better and much stronger brand of rugby as a result and this proved in good stead against a Duns’ team who are no mugs in this league.

Rab Cairns, pictured above scoring his second try, claimed a hat-trick of tries.

Match report from Craig Young

Match photos courtesy of Graham Black

S1s and S3s Both Claim Big Wins

With so many schools on holiday the Young Reds struggled to find fixtures and, in the end, only the S1s and the S3s got games. Both travelled through to Lenzie and both came away with big wins.

Read S1 match report from Mark

Read S3 match report from Garry

PL Prove Too Strong for 2s

Preston Lodge 2s  34 – 14  Linlithgow 2s

The 2s bounced back from a 19-0 deficit at half-time to pull within 5 points after tries from Lachlan McCall and Euan Murray, both converted by John Strachan, before the power and experience of the big forwards in the home side added three late tries as the Reds 2s 16 man squad ran out of steam.

Read Des’ match report


The Reds claimed a try bonus away win at North Berwick on Saturday, on the back of another fine performance by the pack. With Scotland playing home internationals over the next two weekends, league rugby is suspended until Saturday 16 February when the Reds will be back at home against Duns in Tennents East 1. Meanwhile the Linlithgow 2s home match against Watsonian 3s had to be abandoned early in the 2nd half as the referee sustained a hamstring injury.

There were good wins for the S1s, the S3s and the U16s all against their Royal High counterparts.

Seven Tries for Reds

North Berwick  19 – 43  Linlithgow

The Reds pack turned in another fine performance as the Reds claimed a bonus point win on the road to move up to 30 points in the league. Scrum-half Cammy Murrie enjoyed the day and claimed a personal hat-trick of tries.

Read Craig’s match report

View Graham’s photos

2s Match Abandoned

No report for the 2s match, which was abandoned early in the 2nd half with an injury to the referee, but you can view match photos courtesy of both Michael Nesbitt and Neil Dori-Muir.

Young Reds v Royal High

The Young Reds had matches against Royal High and several of the teams enjoyed a fair amount of success:

Linlithgow S1  47 – 7  Royal High S1

Read Mark’s match report

Linlithgow S3  32 – 14  Royal High S3

Read Garry’s match report

Royal High U16  7 – 43  Linlithgow U16

Read Graeme’s match report


Two teams from the Borders visited Linlithgow Rugby Club on Saturday, both leading their respective leagues and with only one defeat in 23 matches between them. Berwick, who top Tennents East 1, were the Reds’ challengers while Jedforest 2s, who top Tennents Reserve East 1, took on the Reds’ 2s. Both Reds’ teams gave good account of themselves on the day, with the 2s producing an excellent performance to beat the visiting Jedforest 2s team 15-12 in a hard fought match.

Berwick Remain Unbeaten

Linlithgow 3 – 27 Berwick

League leaders Berwick showed why they remain unbeaten this season with an excellent all round performance against a strong Reds’ showing. Jack Frame‘s penalty in the first half was all the Reds had to show from the match on the scoreboard, however for much of this match they gave as good as they got and were only prevented from scoring by some determined Berwick defence.

Read Craig’s match report

View Graham’s photos

2s Beat League Leaders

Linlithgow 2s 15 – 12 Jedforest 2s

In their best performance of the season to date, the 2s beat league leaders Jedforest 2s, with tries from Cammy Walker, Lewis McKie and Euan Muzz Murray. This was a great result for the 2s who’s opponents are the second string of the team currently in second place in Tennents National 1.

Read Des’ report

View Michael Nesbitt’s photos


On Saturday, both senior teams travelled down to the Borders. The Reds fared rather better than the 2s, in a close fought game with both teams claiming a try bonus, while the 2s had to play most of the match with only 13 after two early injuries. The Young Reds had matches against Hutchesons, with closely contested matches at S1 and U16 levels.

Reds Claim 2 Bonus Points

Hawick Quins  36 – 34  Linlithgow

There was a lot to be admired about the Reds play in this match as they came away from last season’s league champions with 2 bonus points, however they will rue their lapse in concentration either side of halftime when they let a 17-7 lead slip, conceding 24 unanswered points to give Quins the lead which they just held to the end. There were tries from Jack Frame, Stuart Cunningham, Cammy Murrie and Rab Cairns, with Frame adding 14 points from the kicking tee.

Read David Mitchell’s match report and view Graham’s photos

Gala 2s 70 – 0 Linlithgow 2s

Meanwhile the 2s lost two men early to injuries and, with no subs, played most of the game against Gala 2s on the main pitch at Netherdale with only 13 men.

Match report from Craig

Young Reds Claim Good Win

Linlithgow u16  22 – 15  Hutchesons Grammar u16

Beaten 24-19 by Hutchesons in the opening game of the season, the Young Reds U16s were determined to reverse the result and, in a close and competitive encounter, they did exactly that to share the spoils over the two matches.

Read Graeme’s match report with Christina’s photos

Slow Start Undoing for S1s

Hutchesons S1s  21 – 17  Linlithgow S1s

A slow start by the S1s in Glasgow proved their undoing and despite scoring 3 tries to nil in the second half, they couldn’t overhaul the lead their hosts had gained in the first period.

Read Mark’s match report


Reds Score 8 Tries
Against Haddington

Linlithgow 52 – 24 Haddington

The Reds kicked off the New Year with a fine win over National League opponents, Haddington, in a friendly on Saturday 05 January. They scored 8 tries in total with 8 separate try scorers – Cal Thomson, Euan Mochrie, Ross Plenderleith, Chris Ronalson, Adam Scott, Rab Cairns, Stu Young and Jack Frame. Before the kick off there was a minute’s silence in respect for Bob Green, who sadly passed away just after Christmas.

Ronnie scores the Reds’ fourth try on the stroke of half-time (ABOVE). Adam Scott’s fine individual try is shown BELOW.

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View match photos from Graham

Reds Beat Blues in
Annual Boxing Day Game

Reds 46 – 15 Blues

Leading 7-0 at half-time, the Reds turned on the style in the second half to run in a further

Read match report and view photos

Club History

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Saturday 23 February
S1s AWAY at Inverness
S2 and S3 AWAY at Ross High
both at 10am
U16 and U18 AWAY at Musselburgh
9-30am at Pinkie Playing Fields
Tiny Reds HOME at 10am INDOOR

Reds at AS Minorange
(Guyancourt, France)

Saturday 23 February
No senior matches
6 Nations on big screen
2-15pm France v Scotland
4-45pm Wales v England

Sunday 24 February
Wee Reds Minis
HOME matches 11am
Ayr and Portobello
Wee Reds Micros
HOME training

Wednesday 27 February
Tartan Touch

Welcome to New Sponsors

Linlithgow Rugby Club is delighted to welcome PL Joinery, Sainsburys Linlithgow and CBS Consulting, as new package sponsors.

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Ladies Day

Saturday 02 March

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Pro Players Visit Linlithgow

The Club hosted a UKCC Level 3 course during the week – you might recognise some of the participants above. Thanks to our Young Reds who helped out for part of the course. From the left, interspersed with our Young Reds are Peter Horne, Johnny Gray, Alex Allan, Mark Robertson, Chris Fusaro, Adam Ashe, Sean Kennedy and Henry Pyrgos.

100 and 300 Club Draws

A big thanks to Peter Wright for coming along to the Club last Friday and carrying out the annual prize draws for both the 100 and 300 Clubs.

The 300 Club has been running for over 40 years and in that time has raised around £70,000 for the Club. This year a further £1,500 was handed over by Gerry Keating to the Club. The winner of the new annual bonus draw of £200 was Ruth Dixon.

The 100 Club is very much the younger sibling and has now been running for 5 years. Over that time it has raised over £18,000 for the Club. The winner of the annual bonus prize of £700 was Robbie Richardson, with Ted Thomas winning the main £500 prize in the 4th quarter draw.

A big thanks to all who have contributed to either or both of the fundraising clubs over the years – your support is much appreciated. There are still spaces available for the 100 Club – click here for more information.

Archive Page for Match Reports

You can access this season’s and last season’s match reports on this new archive page.

Link to archive page

LCDT Achieves Funding Target for Rugby Club Solar Energy Pilot Scheme

(Message from Linlithgow Community Development Trust)

“Thanks to the generosity of Linlithgow residents and local businesses, we have reached our funding target in just over one month. In keeping with the conditions of the Bond Offer, we are now closing the offer early.

We shall now progress with installing the pilot project Solar PV system by 31st March 2018.

Our intention is to continue building LINLITH-GO-SOLAR with a second larger phase of the project. If you would be interested in investing in future phases please let us know.

We aim to maintain communications via email and social media with all current bond investors as the project progresses.

PLEASE CONTACT energy@trust-linlithgow.org.uk OR 07827294879 or via the Scotcomfinance bond 1 link.

Thank you once again for your commitment.

Linlithgow Community Development Trust”

Message from the Rugby Club:

This is great news and Linlithgow Rugby Club congratulates LCDT on reaching its community funding target and looks forward to working with the organisation to deliver this pilot project safely, on time and within budget.

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.

Fixtures for 2018-2019

Club training is on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7pm. Tennents are the new league sponsors for amateur rugby in Scotland. The Reds 1st XV play in the Tennents East 1 league, while the newly promoted 2nd XV play in Tennents East Reserve League 1.

You can view all senior fixtures here

You can view all youth and senior fixtures here

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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Wee Reds Easter Camp

Open to boys and girls from P1 to P7

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Sportsmans Dinner

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Fin Calder at Memories’ Club

Fifty people came along to the January Memories’ Club meeting to listen to former British Lions’ captain and Scotland Grand Slam winning team member Finlay Calder. In a thoroughly entertaining address, Fin demonstrated his continued passion for the game – he is currently Chairman of Stewarts Melville Rugby Club.

Read Hamish’s report on the meeting

Indoor Training

All Minis and Micros training on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings will be in indoors in the ITC from now until end February, unless notified by exception. Training times for different age groups are shown below:

Wednesday Nights

6pm  P4 and P5
7pm  P6
7-45pm  P7
8-30pm  Tartan Touch

Sunday Mornings

9am P6
10am P4 and P5
11am  P1 and P2
11-45am  P3
12-30pm  P7

Stephen Gallacher
at Memories Club

The Memories’ Club welcomed Stephen Gallacher as its guest speaker on Monday 26 November. Another big gathering of around 50 people attended to hear a fascinating  insight to the world of professional golf. Big thanks to Stephen for giving up his time and giving such an entertaining talk.

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Potential Sponsors

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Howard Haslett at
the Memories Club

Howard Haslett was October’s guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Memories’ Club in the Mains Park Clubhouse and our intrepid journalist Hamish McIntyre was on hand to take some notes for the record.

Read Hamish’s full report

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

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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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