Cash windfall will boost projects 
in town centre

Lord Provost Tom Kerr with the new lampost design.''Image by: Malcolm McCurrach
Lord Provost Tom Kerr with the new lampost design.''Image by: Malcolm McCurrach

Linlithgow is set to cash in with £280,000 promised for the town over the next five years.

On Tuesday, West Lothian Council approved the allocation of £1.4m to be shared among the area’s traditional town centres including the royal burgh, and this will be added to the town’s £50,000 budget surplus from last year, giving a grant total of £330,000.

The money will be allocated for projects to improve the town, overseen by the town management group (TMG).

Tom Conn, chairman of the TMG said: “This is good news for the town, and a great resource available for projects to improve the town centre.

“It’s also good that we’re not limited to what we spend each year so we can spend the money when we want to. There may also be an opportunity for match funding from other sources.”

Another £100,000 will also be available through the council’s Shop Front Improvement scheme and information for Linlithgow traders should be available by Christmas.