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Grass Cutting – Partial Resumption

West Lothian Council Grass cutting to resume in priority areas only Essential grass cutting tasks are being reinstated on a prioritised basis by West Lothian Council following the COVID-19 outbreak. The work is being undertaken to protect key open space assets, with a number of other councils in Scotland carrying out similar work. Ground Maintenance […]

PPE for Unpaid Carers

  Provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Unpaid Carers and Personal Assistants (PAs) in West Lothian West Lothian Health & Social Care Partnership is working with Carers of West Lothian to make PPE available to Unpaid carers or  Personal Assistants providing personal care.If  the person being cared for is in the shielded category, or […]

Scottish Government Phase 2 Business Support Fund Now Open

  Business Support Fund Phase 2 now open Phase 2 of the Coronavirus Business Support Fund Scheme from Scottish Government is now open for applications. The Scottish Government Coronavirus Business Support Fund is being administered by Local Authorities. It consists of the Small Business Grant Fund and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund. Eligible […]

Far From the Madding Crowd Back in Business

We’re back in business! We are thrilled to announce that from Tuesday 5th May we are reopening for contactless home deliveries and postage to anywhere in the UK. We have literally thousands of books in stock, covering most genres and suitable for all ages. We also have an extensive range of stationery, cards, educational games […]

Business for Scotland – COVID-19 Survey

Scottish Ministers Welcome BfS COVID-19 Survey 355 responses and counting The survey BfS has been running for the last two weeks has already generated 355 responses and I have shared the provisional survey results on the phone with Scottish Ministers. As a result, the survey has already influenced the Scottish Government’s thinking on developing business support policy. […]

Local Business Grants – thanks to West Lothian Council

Hyslop Thanks Council Staff as 1,416 Businesses are Supported through Covid Crisis Local Linlithgow Constituency MSP, Fiona Hyslop, has thanked West Lothian Council Staff for their hard work in processing 1,416 Scottish Government grants and ensuring that over £16m of support reached our local businesses during the current Covid 19 pandemic. A total of £16.13 […]

Canal Fun Day – No Fun this Year!

FUN DAY & CARDBOARD BOAT RACE CANCELLED Latest casualty of Social Distancing & Lockdown Linlithgow, West Lothian, April 26, 2020: Linlithgow Union Canal Society have taken the understandable, but unprecedented, decision to cancel this year’s Annual Fun Day at the canal basin, which as all locals know includes the “world famous” cardboard boat race. The […]

Newsagents’ 60 years in Business

Hyslop Congratulates Local Newsagent Owners on 60 Years of Service Local Linlithgow MSP, Fiona Hyslop, has written to Jean and George Wilson, owners of Linlithgow’s Wilson’s Newsagent at the Vennel congratulating them on being in business for 60 years this month. (April 2020) Fiona wrote to the couple offering her congratulations and sincere thanks for […]

Instrumental Music Tuition – Democracy in Action – A Parent’s View

When West Lothian Council announced it was to cut free strings and percussion tuition in schools – but keep brass, woodwind and piping lessons – a group of concerned parents got together to lobby the council’s Education Policy and Development Scrutiny Panel – where the proposal was being assessed. Yvonne Hall – whose daughter Eilidh […]