Friday 3 June 2011: The West Linton Whipman Parade
"Scream if you want to go faster!"
sick happy taking this photo.
The Whipman is an annual summer festival held in the village, and is one of the Borders' oldest festivals.
A local man is elected to the office of "Whipman" and he chooses a young lady to be his "Lass". These two represent the village at other Borders festivals throughout their year in office. The celebrations begin with the Installation of the Whipman & Lass, followed by a celebratory ceilidh. The locals get to have fun at the
torture chamber funfare on rides like this one!! Agggggghhhhhh
There is no way you'd get me on this funfair ride. I would definitely puke! I think I am officially old :-(
Our job today was to head the parade around the village on horseback. What a smashing evening. Everyone seemed so happy in the sunshine!