Anglo Irish relationships ascended to a new height in the Royal Burgh as dignataries descended on Linlithgow Bridge.
Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, accompanied by Ireland’s Ambassador to the UK, Dan Mulhall and Irish Consul General Pat Bourne were visiting Irish firms newly established in Mill Road Enterprise Park.
Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs and MSP for Linlithgow, was delighted to welcome the trade visitors to her constituency and the wider West Lothian area.
The minister received presentations from Enterprise Ireland on prospects for Irish investment and jobs in Scotland and from firms AGEC, Coastway Surveys and Clandillon Civil Consulting, who have based themselves in Linlithgow Bridge.
Fiona said: “ I was delighted to welcome Minister Flanagan to Linlithgow as part of his delegation’s visit to Scotland to promote the partnership between Scotland and Ireland.
“He delivered an important speech on Scotland, the UK and Europe at the University of Edinburgh and met the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon as part of his visit.
“Linlithgow is very centrally located with good connectivity for firms working all over Scotland.
“The fact that these companies have chosen to base themselves here is very welcome indeed.”
The delegation concluded their visit by meeting with ministers at the Scottish Parliament.