Down memory lane

MINister’s death: Linlithgow was in mourning this week following the death of Rev Dr Ferguson. A public service was held in the town for the minister who had served the community for over 35 years.

Full harvest: Farmers were reaping the benefits of a warm summer with an early and abundant harvest of crops and root vegetables.

Fair Day: Bo’ness was preparing for its annual Children’s Festival. The town was set to celebrate its 17th annual event with Alice McNaught, a St Mary’s pupil, set to be crowned queen.

Tourists stranded: Visitors to Queensferry were left stranded when the 7.30pm train to Edinburgh was withdrawn. The town has been attracting a huge number of visitors, especially at weekends , who come to witness the Forth Bridge and the large number of warships lying in the Forth .

Teacher honoured: A teacher who had given 35 years to teaching young children in Kirkliston was honoured this week. A special presentation was made to Mrs Black on her retiral and a collection of £30 was raised as a token of appreciation for her hard work over the years.