Teams and Training

Linlithgow RFC, Mains Park, Mains Road, Linlithgow EH49 6DB


Linlithgow Rugby has teams covering all ages from 2 years to adult.  Girls can participate in both Micro and Mini rugby, i.e. up to P7 age grade.  The club is endeavouring to start up a girls’ youth rugby team.

2 senior teams – The Reds

  • 1st XV plays in the Tennents East 1 league;
  • 2nd XV plays in Tennents Reserve League East 2

5 secondary school age grade teams – Young Reds

  • Linlithgow Academy S1
  • Linlithgow Academy S2
  • Linlithgow Academy S3
  • Linlithgow Academy u16
  • Linlithgow Academy 1st XV / u18

School rugby is run by the rugby club in affiliation with Linlithgow Academy and most matches are on Saturday mornings.  The teams are now participating in the new Edinburgh Conference – brought in as part of Scottish Rugby’s Youth Rugby initiative.

4 Mini Rugby age grade teams – Wee Reds Minis

  • Wee Reds’ P4s
  • Wee Reds’ P5s
  • Wee Reds’ P6s
  • Wee Reds’ P7s

The Minis play mainly on Sunday mornings.

3 Micro Rugby age grade squads – Wee Reds Micros

  • Micros P1s
  • Micros P2s
  • Micros P3s

Micros train and play on Sunday mornings.

Pre-School Rugby – Tiny Reds

Run in 6 week blocks using the indoor 3G pitch, these sessions are designed for fun and enjoyment for youngsters aged 2 to 5, before they go to primary school.

Walking Rugby – Senior Reds

For the more mature, ideally 50 +, special walking ‘touch’ rugby is held once a month indoors on the 3G pitch.

Touch Rugby – Tartan Touch

The Club is a Tartan Touch Hub for Scottish Rugby and sessions run over the summer months outdoor.

Training Nights

Training is on Tuesday and Thursday nights for the Club and School senior squads and on Wednesday night for the Minis, S1s, S2s and S3s.

New starts are welcome at all times during the season – just turn up at training at the Rugby Club (suggest you get there between 6-30pm and 6-45pm) or contact any of the following for information:

Senior players – Director of Rugby Ian McLean or Rugby Manager Dougie Thomson

Youth players – Rugby Manager Dougie Thomson