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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
In a footnote to a published pamphlet, chloroform pioneer Sir James Simpson made meagre admission of the part played by David Waldie, but there is no doubt he denied to him the public renown which he ought to have shared. He is not forgotten in Linlithgow, however, the town of his birth. By James McKean The discovery of the anaesthetic properties...
This Pride Month we look at the case of Gavin Bell from Blackridge. Scotland was not unique in executing gay men in medieval times, but the number of recorded cases is astonishingly low. Baron Hume in fact claimed there was just two cases before 1889. He was wrong - records show another case, the case of the unfortunate Gavin...
Exclusive new drone footage recorded just before the Covid lockdown has shown the dramatic scale of building works in Winchburgh. In the video, the development of the new £6m public park can clearly be seen. The new 78-acre park will include 31,000 newly planted trees providing woodland walks, as well as several play areas, a café, an enclosed dog park, community...
The site of the former Bangour Hospital made national news when a surge of visitors to the site forced local authorities to put on extra police, security measures and road closures in an effort to deter unwanted explorers from further damaging the site. But what was compelling visitors to come to the site in their hundreds, turning Bangour into...