From our files in Bo’ness, Linlithgow and South Queensferry

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From our files of February 24, 1891

A FORMER Bo’ness man, Mr M A Robertson, was appointed president of the Scottish Football Association. He was the secretary for local business James Calder and Co.

CRIME statistics for Linlithgowshire show that a total of 1985 persons were apprehended over the past year. It is recorded that 919 were known to have been under the influence of alcohol. At Linlithgow Sheriff Court, 597 persons were tried of which 427 were convicted.

MORE than 30 members of Bridgeness Boat Club attended the annual supper and presentation of prizes at the town’s Masonic temple.

From our files of February 25, 1972

THE backlash of the miners’ strike and the power crisis has hit local industries. Hewlett Packard in Queensferry moved to three 12 hour shifts as opposed to five day working, Sanderson distillery in the town went on a three day week. In Bo’ness, Continex International and ISR shut down their works while Seddons and Ballantine’s have been hit by the emergency cuts.

A PROPOSED 70-bed hospital and health centre for Bo’ness at Cadzow Avenue was given the go ahead by Bo’ness Town Council this week.

MIXED fortunes for local teams this week with the Rose beating Broxburn in the Fife and Lothians Cup while Bo’ness lost to Haddington in the St Michael’s Cup.

From our files of February 22, 2002

FOR the first time in its history the Bo’ness town dance, an important event in the community’s social calendar, has been cancelled.

WEST Lothian Council has this week denied that refurbishment plans for Linlithgow’s Burgh Halls have ground to a halt.

EDINBURGH’S “Blue Meanies” traffic wardens on scooters descended on Queensferry for the first time this week.

CHANGES made to the Bo’ness Fair this year will see the queen riding in a open-top car instead of a horse-drawn carriage.

LINLITHGOW Rose won through to the last eight of the Scottish Junior Cup after beating Vale of Leven.