Linlithgow Marches 2022

The Incorporation attended Linlithgow Riding of the Marches which had been postponed for the last two years. Deacon Andy and Clerk Robin attended the full day as guests of the Court of the Deacons of the Ancient and Royal Burgh of Linlithgow. It was a full day of celebration with the Theme being “it is good to be back”. The day was hosted by Provost Elizabeth Park, Chair of the Deacons Court and first female Provost of Linlithgow.

After a hearty Breakfast the Procession made their way through Linlithgow to the West most boundary at Linlithgow Bridge where there  Toasts and replies  to the Marches and the Brig and to the Dyers and other Fraternities.

The procession then made its way back through Linlithgow and then onto the East most Boundary at Blackness.

Here there was a laying of wreaths at the war memorial followed a  reception with Toasts and replies.

At Blackness Hill, the Provost installed the Baron Baillie.

Lunch then followed with a Toast to the Royal Burgh of Linlithgow.

Once back in Linlithgow the procession walked through Linlithgow three times before the final speeches and Reports at the Cross Well.

A great day was had by all.

More information can be found at Linlithgow Official Facebook Feed

About Seven Incorporated Trades of Stirling

The power to grant incorporated status to trades rested with the magistrates of royal burghs. An incorporated trade was granted the right to monopolise and control their trade within the burgh. Trade Incorporations were usually constituted by a seal of cause granted by the magistrates but some were constituted by use and consuetude. A strict monopoly was enforced within the burgh and non-members of an incorporation were not allowed to trade within the bounds of the town.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s