Linlithgow Civic Trust
Perambulation of Linlithgow Marches
An Annual Walk round Linlithgow's 1832 Parliamentary Boundary
Wednesday, 10 June 2020
This annual event, involving a 4 mile walk round Linlithgow's 1832 Parliamentary boundary, first took place on Tuesday 11 June 2014, a week before Linlithgow Marches.
The 2020 event will be held on Wednesday 10 June, starting at 7:00pm from outside St Ninian's Craigmailen Church at the West Port.
The Perambulation will be headed up by the Provost of the Deacons' Court, supported by flagbearers, halberdiers and the town piper, who will play at each of the march stones.
Those taking part should meet on the pavement outside the church and will proceed on a conducted tour of Linlithgow's 1832 Parliamentary boundary, walking along the south shore of Linlithgow Loch, past Linlithgow Palace and the Peel, then passing St Michael's RC Church, West Lothian County Cricket Ground and the site of Newlands Agricultural Works to join the Union Canal near the site of Linlithgow's former Poor House and then along the canal towpath to Manse Road.
There will be a short refreshment stop at Linlithgow Canal Centre (LUCS are providing refreshments, payment by donation) and the Linlithgow Reed Band will be playing.
The walk then proceeds up Manse Road, passing the site of the Carmelite Friary, one of the original boundary marker stones and the Fountainhead of Palace Well before greeting the Linlithgow and Linlithgow Bridge Childrens' Gala Day Queen in Rosemount Park, moving on to Preston Road and returning to the West Port, where refreshments will be available in the West Port Hotel.
Those completing the perambulation will receive a certificate.
- Perambulation route, with points of interest (5 Mb PDF download)
There is a free leaflet that covers the route and points of interest along it, produced by Linlithgow and Linlithgow Bridge Community Council, which is available from the Library, the Burgh Halls, Far from the Madding Croud, the Canal Centre Tea Room, and many other local venues throughout the town. It is also handed out on the day before the start of the event.
This project, involving the installation of seven new march stones, footpath improvements, an interpretive panel and other works, was made possible through a "Sharing Heritage" grant of £9,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund and additional funding from Linlithgow and Linlithgow Bridge Town Management Group, Linlithgow Civic Trust, Burgh Beautiful Linlithgow and other local organisations.