West Linton Whipman 2012
West Linton Whipman 2009 - Tommy Davidson - and his Lass - Angela - with their family at the installation.
The Ride Out is always the first Saturday in June. The Installation being the Friday before the first Saturday in June.
Main Ride Out: Saturday from Howieson Hall Farm, Station Road, West Linton.
Further event details coming soon...............
Selection details of the West Linton Whipman:
When is selection:
Who makes the selection:
Residents of the district including the villages of West Linton, Carlops, Newlands, Kirkurd, Lamancha and Dolphintonvote on their choice of Whipman in a secret ballot, the results of which are counted by the Selection Committee (comprising the President and Chairman of the Society and the current Whipman). There is no candidate list, canvassing or hustings but lots of discussion takes place in the community.
How is the new principle notified:
A representative of the Selection Committee invites the nominated person to be that years Whipman.
Other selection traditions:
The selection is kept secret until the evening of the Introduction Concert in mid-April and is one of the highlights of the districts year.