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From our files of June 21, 1912

THE Riding of the Marches in Linlithgow was celebrated with Provost Jamieson presiding over the day’s events.

THERE were golden wedding celebrations at Hopetoun when Alex and Charlotte Hunter celebrated 50 years together. Mr Alexander Hunter (71) had worked on the estate since he was 14 years old . They were both well known and respected in the community.

THE Bo’ness Hippodrome was attracting huge crowds with ‘Neil and Davis’ topping the bill with a Scottish comedy and entertainment by Mr Dickinson.

PARLIAMENT introduced an insurance act which was to provide insurance for ill health and unemployment.

From our files of June 23, 1972

Linlithgow’s Old Academy at Blackness Road is to be converted into a primary school “as soon as possible” West Lothian education committee decided this week.

Kirkliston Primary appointed Kathleen Yorkston as their new head teacher. Her previous role was depute head at Queensferry Primary.

PLANS for a swimming pool and community centre for Gauze Road in Bo’ness was given the green light from the Secretary of State.

WINCHBURGH Albion won the Lady Darling Cup for the second time in three years when they beat Bothkennar Rovers at Prestonfield.

From our files of June 21, 2002

Linlithgow Marches took place on a bright and sunny day and some great efforts were made by local organisations. Provost David Rae welcomed Lord Provost Eric Milligan, from the City of Edinburgh to the Marches.

A Bo’ness consortium failed to beat the deadline for a second chance at planning consent for housing and a football stadium at Bo’mains Farm.

Primary five pupils at Kinneil School in Bo’ness raised nearly £100 for the Children’s Hospice Appeal Scotland by recycling books.

Sick vandals attacked eight graves causing £2400 of damage to headstones in Kirkliston Cemetery.