Programme of Events

Whipman Week 2022

Full Programme available from Local Shops

Sunday 29th May

CANCELLED Junior Whipman Rideout
Unfortunately there will be no Junior Rideout this year. We hope to bring this or a similar event back for Whipman next year. Please spread the word to those who were planning to take part.

Friday 3rd June

6.00pm Floats gather on the Lower Green
6.30pm Float Judging Commences
7.00pm Installation of Whipman and Lass in the Marquee on the Lower Green
8.00pm Grand Procession of Principals and Floats led around the village by the newly installed Whipman and Lass, Gregor and Lucy and the West Linton & District Pipe Band

Saturday 4th June

10.00am Whipman Rideout Leaves Village led by West Linton & District Pipe Band
RIDER REGISTRATION REQUIRED HARD HATS WITH CHIN STRAPS MUST BE WORN and BACK PROTECTORS ARE ADVISABLE. ALL RIDERS MUST STAY BEHIND THE MARSHALS AND FOLLOW THEIR INSTRUCTIONS THROUGHOUT THE RIDE.
Rideout starts from Howieson Hall, Station Road.
There will be a map of the route available to follow the Rideout by car and watch the races.
10.30am Fancy Dress Competition at the Marquee.
Fancy Dress Prize giving in the Marquee directly after judging.
3.30-4pm approx Rideout Returns
8.30pm Whipman Fancy Dress Party
All welcome. Fancy Dress Theme: Fairy Tales

Sunday 5th June

10.00am Cycle Rideout
Meet at the Health Centre
Leave 10.30am Fun for all the family and all levels of fitness. Please bring a packed lunch.
11.00am Procession from School Brae to St Andrew’s Church
Led by West Linton & District Pipe Band School Brae
11.30am Joint Whipman Service St Andrew’s Church, West Linton
12.30pm Adult 5-a-Side Football New Moor Road
Teams by invitation, Contact: Campbell Forsyth
1.30-4.00pm Dog Show  Lower Green
No puppies under 6 months
Cream Teas Served
7.00-9.00pm Silent Disco in the Marquee Organised by SocialiZe
S1 upwards

Monday 6th June
(All events will be held on the Lower Green, unless stated)

10.00-11.00am Storytelling hour In the Marquee
In support of West Linton Early Learners
5.30-6.30pm Kids Football (P1-P4)
5.30-6.30pm Cycle and Scooter events (P5-S1 to age 14)
6.30pm Junior Football (P5 – age 15)
Junior Netball (P5 – age 14) at the Tennis Courts
6.30pm Cycle and Scooter events* (up to Nursery and P1-P4)
7.30pm Men’s Bike Event
Women’s Bike Event
8.00-9.00pm Ladies Netball at the Tennis Courts

Tuesday 7th June

9.30am West Linton Tea & Tots Fun Morning in the Marquee
6.00-9.00pm Junior Disco in the Marquee
Organised by Newlands PTA
6.00-7.15pm Not yet at School – P3
7.30-9.00pm P4 – P7
8.00pm Quiz Night in West Linton Golf Club
Teams of no more than 5. £5 entry per team. 50% prize money.

Wednesday 8th June (All events will be held on the Lower Green)

6.30pm Cross Country Events
Men’s Race
Women’s Race
Junior Race age 8-10
Junior Race age 11-14
Veteran’s Race Over 45 Men and Ladies
7.00pm Bogie Races 
For Children age 8-14
7.30pm Wheelbarrow Race
Adults (All Wheelbarrows must be decorated)
8.00pm Women’s Pillow Fight & Men’s Pillow Fight

Thursday 9th June (All events will be held on the Lower Green)

6.00pm Junior Rugby (P1-P7)
7.00pm Secondary Rugby for S1 – S6 years
7.00pm Comedy Show
Doors open 7.00pm, show starts at 8pm. Tickets on sale nearer the event. Ticket priced at £10 each (plus booking fee). Available from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fred-macauley-the-whipman-comedy-night-tickets-330088141517?fbclid=IwAR0IekMrzC5hdV9m_dE_EZPhtcf1DZQft8cGuB2HVF_SRqGMjUTzoktn4pE

Friday 10th June

7.00pm Summer Ball in the Marquee.

Saturday 11th June

1.00pm Whipman Procession
Led by the West Linton & District Pipe Band. starts at School Brae, walking around the village to end at War Memorial where the Whipman will lay a wreath at approx. 1.25pm.
1.30pm Sports Day Opened by Whipman and Lass on the Lower Green.
Cream Teas available in the Marquee.
1.30-5.00pm Second Hand Book Sale
In the marquee in aid of Hotspur FC and The Knot
5.30-10.30pm ‘Lyne Up Festival’
Live Bands, Food Village and Bar, Market and Craft Stalls
Junior and Adult Tug O’ War
Grand Raffle and Presentation of Cups and Trophies by the Whipman’s Lass

NOTICE TO ALL PARTICIPANTS IN ALL
WEST LINTON WHIPMAN PLAY SOCIETY EVENTS
Whilst every care has been taken by the West Linton Whipman Play Society’s organising committee and relevant landowners in facilitating these events, the committee and landowners will not be responsible for any injury to any person taking part in any way whatsoever in the event nor liable for any damage resulting from any acts or omissions of any participants or spectators. It is the responsibility of those taking part, or their legal guardians in the case of minors, to ensure that participants have appropriate and adequate insurance cover for personal injury and third party liability cover and that they take all reasonable steps to ensure their own safe participation in the events. In particular in relation to equestrian events, they are advised to ensure both they and their mount are both suitable and competent and that riders wear appropriate protective clothing, including headgear. Please note that the organising committee reserve the right to refuse any person from participating in any events.
ISSUED BY SCOTTISH BORDERS COUNCIL AND
THE BORDERS COMMON RIDINGS AND FESTIVALS ASSOCIATION