Aldi has announced this week a new store in Livingston as part of its continued investment and expansion across the UK. Aldi will open six new stores in Scotland this year and its new £25 million storage and chill facility in Bathgate will be fully up and running by May. The new stores will be at Houstoun Road in Livingston, Crown...
A Labour Party candidate has finally been found to contest the Livingston seat after the original candidate Rhea Wolfson quit in July. The candidate selected is Caitlin Kane. Her Labour Policy Forum biography states that she is currently Almond Valley CLP's campaigns coordinator and is a Communications Officer for Neil Findlay MSP. She states in her bio that she is...
An Armadale man is taking on an accumulator challenge that will see him run 496 miles throughout 31 days this month. Paul Brown will be completing an exhausting accumulator running challenge to raise funds for the charities Held In Our Hearts and Neil’s Hugs Foundation. Each day he will run the mileage that corresponds with the date, i.e. a mile...
Every school in Scotland has been ranked from best to worst - and it is fantastic news if you live in West Lothian. Performance levels of pupils across the country have been graded in a league table, based on the percentage of school pupils gaining five or more highers. Figures, published by The Times, sees Glasgow's Jordanhill Secondary School again top...
Face coverings are now compulsory in shops but this has not stopped shoppers returning to newly-opened malls, including The Centre Livingston and nearby Livingston Designer Outlet. After reports in the English press that shoppers in England had been hostile to wearing masks, we wanted to see for ourselves how compliant Scottish shoppers were with the Scottish Government's Phase 3 rules. And...
A map that tracks more than 3,000 Scots men and women who were accused of being witches in the 16th and 17th Century has been published for the first time. The interactive document has been created by data experts at the University of Edinburgh. It builds on the university's Scottish Witchcraft Survey which brought to life the persecution of women during...
It looms over the Scottish countryside. What is the story behind this huge pyramid standing majestically in the middle of the Aberdeenshire countryside? By Angus Wright Scotland is the last place you think of when someone mentions pyramids. These impressive structures normally conjure pictures of monoliths in the Egyptian desert or the Mexican jungle. But tucked away in the woods of...
West Lothian Police have issued warnings on social media against nuisance off road dirt bikes using Greendykes Bing without permission and causing a disturbance for local residents in Broxburn According to Police Scotland , over the past couple of months there has been a significant increase in the illegal use of off road bikes at the Greendykes Bing, Broxburn. This has...
'For the Love of Scotland' event starts at 6pm tonight and will be streamed on the Gigs in Scotland Facebook and YouTube page. The star-studded event aims to raise money for the Masks for Scotland charity to buy protective equipment for the NHS. The three-hour live stream, which starts at 18:00, will be hosted by DJ Edith Bowman and features Annie...
Broxburn and Uphall Traders’ Association (BUTA) have announced that with the support of the Broxburn and Uphall Town Centre Management Group they are jointly funding a new scheme to help support the local COVID-19 response. The scheme will not just be open to their own members, but also to other small independent retailers in Broxburn and Uphall who had to...