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...
Linlithgow Academy Students are finalists in this year's Young Enterprise Scotland's Peroosh People's Choice Award for their company Tartan Texts. Young Enterprise Scotland has been inspiring & equipping young people to learn, develop and reach their full potential through enterprise since 1992. Every year they support around 15,000 young people, from all backgrounds, develop their business knowledge, entrepreneurial skills &...
There is just one house on the market this month with a price tag of more than £1m, and it is in Linlithgow. The sale comprises three lots, but if bought as a whole this country house with eight bedrooms and nearly 100 acres could be yours for £1.1m Marketed through Davidson and Robertson, Belsyde House & Farm is a visually...
Police in West Lothian are appealing for information following an assault on a 64-year old man. The incident happened at around 8.30pm on Monday, May 4, at Linlithgow Loch. A 64-year-old man was approached by two men, before being assaulted by one of them and pushed to the ground. The man did not sustain any injuries. The first suspect is described...
Linlithgow's popular Canal Fun Day and cardboard boat race which was due to take place on August 16th has been cancelled due to Covid-19 concerns. Mike Smith,vice-chairman at the Linlithgow Union Canal Society (LUCS) stated: “It is unfortunate that the fun day and cardboard boat race has been cancelled. I cannot remember this happening previously. But so much preparation is...
The 3rd Annual Festival Of Christmas Trees is taking place this weekend at St Michael's Parish Church, Linlithgow, right next to the Palace. The theme this year is 'Around the World' and features Christmas trees decorated inspired by countries of the public's choice. There will also be refreshments including a warming mulled wine and or hot chocolate from the “Hot...
Linlithgow has come 4th in a nationwide poll to find Scotland's Most Beautiful High Street. Having received 14% of nearly 5,000 votes cast, Linlithgow only just missed out to Milngavie in East Dunbartonshire for third place, which scored 15%. Kirkwall came in first followed by its island town neighbour, Lerwick. The national competition for Scotland’s Most Beautiful High Street is run...
Linlithgow Palace, the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots, and Blackness Castle, the 15th century fortress overlooking the Firth of Forth, are among over 30 top Historic Scotland attractions taking part over the St Andrew’s Day weekend. Historic Environment Scotland (HES) have thousands of free tickets to give away to some of the country’s best-loved historic abbeys, palaces, castles and...