From our files

From our files of 15 November 1912

A railway accident occurred at the Almond Junction of the North British Railway. The mishap was due to the engine of a passing train colliding with the guard’s van of another. Linlithgow medics were informed and the guard was treated for head injuries.

A local blacksmith was examining a pistol, when the weapon accidently and unexpectedly went off. The Linlithgow blacksmith, Lyle Dodds, suffered an injury to his upper leg.

A Bo’ness labourer pleaded guilty to an assault charge that had been brought against him. The fiscal stated that the assault had been made without any provocation.

From our files of 17 November 1972

A meeting was planned in an attempt to alter the Government’s decision to close the Muiriehall access to the M9, practically cutting off Kirkliston and Winchburgh from any major traffic flow.

A 14-year-old Bo’ness boy claimed that he had come within 15 yards of the Loch Ness Monster. Michael McCullough was walking along the banks of Loch Ness when the giant creature appeared in front of him and his three friends.

A valuable foreign White cat was found shot, wounded and died four days later. Owner Mrs. J Orr, from Bo’ness said: “I have been very upset by this senseless killing. I will miss him because of who he was, not that he was valuable.”

From our files of 15 November 2002

A railway accident occurred at the Almond Junction of the North British Railway. The mishap was due to the engine of a passing train colliding with the guard’s van of another. Linlithgow medics were informed and the guard was treated for head injuries.

A local blacksmith was examining a pistol, when the weapon accidently and unexpectedly went off. The Linlithgow blacksmith, Lyle Dodds, suffered an injury to his upper leg.

A Bo’ness labourer pleaded guilty to an assault charge that had been brought against him. The fiscal stated that the assault had been made without any provocation.