West Linton Whipman procession

Like many other places in the Scottish Borders West Linton commemorates the time of the reivers every year. In West Linton this event is called the Whipman. Reivers were engaged in border disputes and cattle thefts with the English as well as with each other in times gone bye. Horse riding was an important skill for these activities and during the Whipman week the participating riders traverse the village and ford, led by the Whipman and his Lass. I love seeing the horses go past. For a much more action shot of the event check out Jettygirlx page today.

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