Programme of Events 2024

Whipman Week 2023

Full Programme available from Local Shops

Sunday 26th May

10.00am Whipman Kids Ride
Walk ride open to any age from lead rein up
Starting and Finishing from Howieson Hall, West Linton

Friday 31st May

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, Tanny and Jill and the West Linton & District Pipe Band

Saturday 1st 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
4.00-6pm Live Music in the Marquee including Rideout trophy presentations, Town Songs from Visiting Principals.
6pm – Midnight Disco in the Marquee 18+ Only.

Sunday 2nd 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.
10.40am Procession from School Brae to Marquee, Lower Green
Led by West Linton & District Pipe Band
11.00am Whipman Service in Marquee, Lower Green
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
Pre-Registration Preferred (see whipman.com)
7.00-9.00pm Silent Disco in the Marquee Organised by SocialiZe
Primary 5 upwards

Monday 3rd 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 4th June

9.30am West Linton Tea & Tots Fun Morning in the Marquee
6.00-8.45pm Junior Disco in the Marquee
Organised by Newlands PTA
6.00-7.15pm Not yet at School – P3
7.30-9.00pm P4 – P7
7.30pm Quiz Night at The Gordon Arms Hotel

Wednesday 5th 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
*Cycle helmets must be worn.
7.30pm Wheelbarrow Race
Adults (All Wheelbarrows must be decorated)
8.00pm Women’s Pillow Fight & Men’s Pillow Fight

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

6.00pm Junior Rugby (P1-P7)
7.00pm Secondary Rugby for S1 – S6 years
7.00pm Comedy Show in the Marquee
Doors open 7.00pm, show starts at 8pm.  Ticket priced at £15 each (plus booking fee).
Tickets on sale from: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/whipman-comedy-night-tickets-887096297907?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=ebdsshcopyurl&fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTEAAR0mP4Uzu_K4oFoRyP6n9qkGkcBTUD7fDnYLvPKFRTNl1cqG8q7JfiWnxZU_aem_ATo0SZtEK2UOsWGTH8jEaD6n0POy_PmO42PNX3kNcGLMis-YNb4Qu34hdeyDFlq1KIp2gDq5GEgqRmfKhnOkJ0jv

Friday 7th June

7.00pm Summer Ball in the Marquee.
Entry by Ticket Only.

Saturday 8th 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 Tea & Tots
6:00pm Whipman Market
Craft and Food Stalls. Local Organisations and Bar in the Marquee
7:00pm Tug of War
Junior Tug of War
Ladies Tug of War
Mens Tug of War
8:15pm Grand Raffle and Presentation of Cups and Trophies by the and Whipman’s Lass
8:30pm Closing with The Whipman’s Reel

 

Sunday 9th June

6:00pm Worship in the Marquee

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