Due to COVID-19, the 2020 procession has been cancelled. We will update this page in 2021 but so you can get an idea of what happens on Procession day & the timings, here is the timetable for 2019
PROCESSION DAY TIMETABLE
Traditional morning call by solo drummer parading around Bathgate.
Judging of decorated houses and frontages commences
Bands parade around Bathgate.
Judging of decorated floats in Marjoribanks Street.
Judging of decorated bicycles and fancy dress entrants in Marjoribanks Street.
All principle characters parade from the EU Church and Scout Hall to the Old Academy.
The Historical Pageant takes place at the Old Academy
The Procession leaves the Old Academy and parades the town by way of Marjoribanks Street, Drumcross Road, Torphican Street, Waverly Street, Livery Street, George Street, George Place, South Bridge Street and Glasgow Road.
The Procession arrives at The Meadow Park.
Entertainment commences at The Meadow Park
1.30pm & 4.05 pm
Riders of The Storm – Scotland’s Equestrian Stunt Team
2.15 pm & 3.35 pm
Stannage International Stunt Team
The Massed Bands of Procession
Luke La Volpe
They Two Lassies
For the first time in the Children’s Marquee we have a Photo Booth! A prop box will be provided to allow you to dress up in your finest with unlimited instant prints being provided. Please note the booth will be manned by a friendly attendant.
There will of course be other entertainment on the day. We will update you with this soon
Massed Bands parade from Meadow Park to George Street.
Sale of torches for the Torchlight Procession in George Street.
Torchlight Procession leaves George Street.