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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 […]

Pedal for Scotland – Community Voice ignored – again!

Despite positive and constructive discussions between community groups, residents and Pedal for Scotland, West Lothian Council has once again totally ignored the views of the community and granted the same full closures as caused such serious concern and upset to other local events and residents affected by full road closures in 2016. Reaction from residents […]

Mains Road – Children’s Lives at Risk

CARS JUMPING RED LIGHTS AT SCHOOL CROSSING PLACE Children’s lives are at risk on Mains Road in Linlithgow, according to astonishing statistics which showed dozens of drivers ignoring red lights as children wait to cross on their way to school. But bewilderingly, campaigners say they were informed “on multiple occasions over the past 18 months” […]

Further From Festival 10 – 12 February 2017

Further From is suddenly very near! The Further From Festival is nearly upon us, so here’s a quick reminder of everyone who’s appearing this year, plus a very exciting last minute addition to the programme – artist Darren Rees – appearing on Saturday afternoon. You can find more information on all the authors and artists […]

Linlithgow Abandoned?

Members of several town groups who take an active interest in the development of Linlithgow have been left shocked by a recent decision by West Lothian Council to approve an application to build another out of centre supermarket on Edinburgh Road in Linlithgow. The decision seems to fly in the face not only of the […]