Marquee dance kicks off celebrations

Eve of Marches dance
Eve of Marches dance

The Eve of Marches Dance on Friday was just as good as before, if not better than ever!

That was the verdict of the 300 or so people of all ages who attended the fundraiser last Friday night in the marquee at the Rugby Club on Mains Road.

Our photo shows Provost Jim Carlin with his bailies and members of the Deacons’ Court at the beginning of the evening.

This is the main event to raise almost £35,000 needed for the Marches Day in Linlithgow when the ancient boundaries are marked.

The Provost made a short welcome speech opening up the 10 days or so of Marches festivities, all beginning in the marquee.

The band, Highway, played a varied selection of music ensuring that the dance floor was full all evening.

Ross McIntosh, clerk to the Deacons’ Court, told the Journal and Gazette: “Margaret Johnston and her helpers made an excellent job of decorating the tables and the inside of the tent which looked stunning.

‘‘Many commented on just how lovely it all was. It was an excellent evening with great food and entertainment.’’