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From our files of Spetember 8, 1902

A SCHOOLBOY was in court after he was caught breaking a shop window in Linlithgow High Street with a stone. He pleaded guilty but explained that he had been provoked by other boys and that he intended to hit them with the stone.

THE COURT also heard of how a woman had behaved in a riotous and disorderly manner. Having 14 previous convictions she was given the option of paying a fine of £1 or spending 10 days in prison.

WORK was under way to repare damage to the historic old well at Linlithgow Palace. Workmen were pushing ahead well with repairs to restore the well to its former glory.

From our files of September 8, 1972

Linlithgow Town Council decided to become a member of the Scottish Twinning Committe, an organisation which brings local authorities into contact with their counterparts in other countries.

Councillor William Cannon hit out at the state of a health clinic in Winchburgh. He said; “I hop that the people of Winchburgh will be in the doctor’s book for a new health centre. The conditions there are deplorable.”

A move by Linlithgow Rugby Club to obtain a temporary home for the new season was turned down because the ground was unsuitable. The plans were to level the field next to then town’s sewage plant, but this was knocked into touch after it was discovered the ground was no good.

From our files of September 6, 2002

STEPS are being taken to ensure that no more pupils face being refused entry at Linlithgow Academey. West Lothian Council ordered its education department to immediately examine all options to tackle a capacity problem.

SCOTMID in Queensferry unveiled its re-development plans. The new plan will see 20 three-storey townhouses built on the existing site and 19 flats built above a new store.

WARM tributes were paid to the late Tom McGowran of Linlithgow during a special ceremony. A statue of Mary Queen of Scots was unveiled by Tom’s wife, Iris, to mark his life and work. Tom was the founding secretary of the Linlithgow Hertitage Trust.