March is Endometriosis Awareness Month and a range of promotions are being planned worldwide to help raise awareness.  West Lothian Council Executive approved that lanterns in the roof of the Civic Centre are to be 'Lit Up Yellow' for the weekend of the 6-8 March in support.  The council's healthy working lives representatives are also set to challenge staff to...
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...
Martyn Day MP has called on West Lothian small shopkeepers to enter the Best Small Shops Competition, celebrating the role they play in their communities. Shopkeepers have until Friday, September 11th to nominate their businesses via www.bestsmallshops.co.uk. The competition is open to any small shop operating in the UK. The competition is free to enter and all shops who enter will...
In the light of Government announcements this week regarding Covid-19, John Hamilton CEO of Winchburgh Developments Ltd announced yesterday that all on-site operations have ceased. In his statement, John announced, ''We have worked closely with our contractors to ensure the sites are secured safely and only essential regular security checks will be made where required. Behind the scenes, the team at...
The first contenders for the Livingston Constituency have been announced for the next UK general election which is due to be held on December 12th. The SNP, Green Party, Conservative and Lib Dem Candidates have all been named, whilst the Labour and Brexit party candidates are either still to be found or be made public. On current polling, Livingston should be...
SNP Linlithgow and East Falkirk MP Martyn Day is one of 40 MPs backing a cross-party campaign for the UK Government to support the catering industry during the public health emergency. In the letter to Rishi Sunak MP, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the group of MP’s wrote: “We are concerned by the exclusion of the UK’s Catering industry from...
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Bathgate Community Council is continuing its good work in the town, despite the challenges of the ongoing Covid lockdown. Normally, members would meet once a month on the second Thursday of each month in the Partnership Centre in Bathgate but because of restrictions meetings have instead been held online via Zoom. Despite these challenges, in collaboration with the Bennie Museum, members...
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...
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...
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More than 5447 children across West Lothian will benefit from extra funding to extend free school meals over the Christmas and Easter holidays. £10 million has been made available by the SNP Government so that councils can continue providing free school meals through the winter breaks with future funding confirmed to extend support over Easter. Last week, Conservative MPs voted rejected...