Video: anger voiced over Linlithgow police station ‘closure’

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Politicians have lined up to condemn proposals to deny the Linlithgow community access to local police officers.

It was revealed earlier this week that Police Scotland is proposing total closure of the public counter at Linlithgow police office - situated behind the former Sheriff Court.

Linlithgow police station - front counter under threat of closure.''Image by: Malcolm McCurrach

Linlithgow police station - front counter under threat of closure.''Image by: Malcolm McCurrach

At the moment the counter is, theoretically, open from 9am-5pm if members of the public want to speak to a 
police officer.

That option will not be available if the Lothians-wide review is adopted.

Linlithgow MP Michael Connarty was quick to condemn the proposed Linlithgow closure saying: ‘‘This is totally unacceptable.

‘‘Linlithgow has an articulate community which, I am sure, will oppose this proposal and the community will have my support.’’

Labour-led West Lothian Council also hit out. A statement by leader Councillor John McGinty said: ‘‘I am
sure many people will be deeply worried, as I am, by these proposals to remove access to police stations.’’