Linlithgow THS 13th June to 1st July 2019

Linlithgow is a small town in Central Scotland near Falkirk which has the Kelpies and the Falkirk Wheel. Linlithgow site is on the edge of the town within walking distance of the loch and the palace, birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots.

Linlithgow celebrates their Riding of the Marches (Marches Day) on Tuesday 18th June with bands and decorated floats marching round the boundaries of the town.

Saturday 22nd June is Linlithgow Gala Day with the crowning of their Gala Queen in front of the palace. Again bands and decorated floats and primary school children march along the High Street.

Thursday 27th June in Bo’ness Fair E’en, the evening before “The Fair”. Thousands of people from near and far walk round the town of Bo’ness viewing the decorated house frontages, this year with the Queen Elect’s school retinue using Mary Poppins as their theme. The other 4 primary schools in Bo’ness all have their own themes – see Bo’ness Fair website for further information.

Friday 28th June – The Fair Day – the largest children’s festival in the UK – is held in Glebe Park with the crowning of Queen Kennedi and the local primary schools all dancing in front of the thousands of people present. A parade round the town then follows with an afternoon performance of dancing and entertainment in the Douglas Park. A great variety of bands come from all over to perform by leading each school into the park and round the town – we have pipe bands, accordion bands, a Samba band and even some from Norway who attend every year.

Linlithgow is ideally suited for anyone wishing to visit the Royal Highland Show at Ingliston, near Edinburgh. Thursday 20th to Sunday 23rd June are this year’s dates. Buses run every 20 minutes from the High Street straight to the Show.

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