As the Christmas decorations come down, trees disappear from living rooms and New Year Resolutions kick in, it is hard to imagine anyone in Scotland wanting to make merriment on what for many is the first day back at work. Yet not so long ago, today would have been the most important day of the festive year in many...
When you mis-hit a golf shot, you don’t expect to be at the centre of a £397k legal battle because another golfer loses an eye. We explore why the Niddry Castle case shows the necessity of specialist golf insurance for all amateur golfers. By Angus Wright Golf insurance is a specialist policy made to protect you not only against injury but...
Police in West Lothian are appealing for information following a serious road crash in Whitburn. The incident happened around 1.20pm on Friday, 17 July, 2020 on the B7066 Polkemmet Road, Whitburn, involving a black Subaru Impreza and an Audi Q2. As a result of the collision, a 59-year-old man was taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital with serious injuries. Two men,...
Road Works Sign
Traffic using the B9080 bridge over the M9 at Muriehall will be controlled by temporary traffic lights between 09:30 and 16:30 on 27th, 28th and 29th July. This is to allow operating company Amey to upgrade the safety barrier on the bridge. These works are not expected to cause any significant delays. A spokesman for Amey said: “The safety of workers remains...
A huge new park, almost twice the size of Green Park in London, is starting to take shape in Winchburgh. Auldcathie Park will provide a large area of green space to the west of the new Bellway housing development, and surrounding a planned new school. The first phase of the park is scheduled to open in spring 2021. An estimated 31,000...
Bathgate St Davids Square
Despite numerous appeals, Police Scotland continue to receive complaints about parking in the precinct at Bathgate. Speaking on social media, West Lothian Police have asked that people park in Bathgate with more thought for pedestrians. ''It is very clear that this issue causes great annoyance to local people and other users of the precinct. Please remember that people (including young children) are...
The coronavirus lockdown has seen an increased volume of walkers, cyclists and other users  along the towpath of the Union Canal. With the increased footfall, questions have arisen as to who exactly can use the towpaths and who has right of way. Questions on social media have included whether horse riding is permitted and whether the towpath allow vehicular access. On motorbikes...
Police Scotland is advising the public to be cautious of strangers offering bogus services during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Social distancing and self-isolation mean more people than usual are in their homes at the moment. This presents an ideal opportunity for criminals to take advantage of elderly and vulnerable people, in particular. Across the UK there is evidence fraudsters are increasingly...
Local Linlithgow Constituency MSP Fiona Hyslop has been happy to share the news this week that West Lothian Council will receive £256,424 from the Attainment Scotland Fund to help close the poverty-related attainment gap. The Scottish Government Announcement means that pupils living in West Lothian’s most deprived communities will benefit from targeted funding from the Attainment Scotland Fund. To help mitigate...
On Saturday July 25, executive producers Ridley Scott (“The Martian,” “Gladiator”) and Kai Hsuing (“Lords of Chaos”), along with Scottish director Kevin Macdonald (“Whitney,” “One Day in September,” “The Last King of Scotland”) are inviting budding film makers the chance to pick up their cameras to create “Life In A Day 2020.” Exactly 10 years after the original “Life In...