Talk on 17th century Linlithgow this week

AN ILLUSTRATED talk shedding light on Linlithgow in the late 17th century on Wednesday June 22.

Retired Linlithgow architect Laurie Alexander has been examining the Slezer prints of Linlithgow and, with his professional eye, has uncovered many fascinating details about the burgh previously overlooked. His research in the Linlithgow Town Council minutes has uncovered new evidence about the ‘four quarters of the town’ and its burgage plots. His talk, entitled ‘A vision of Linlithgow at the close of the 17th century’, will present fresh insight on the layout, buildings and organisation of the ancient burgh.

The talk organised by the West Lothian Local History Library takes place in the Kirk Hall, Cross House, Linlithgow, at 7.30pm. The cost is £2 and includes tea or coffee. To book, phone 282491, email sybil.cavanagh@westlothian.gov.uk, or go to the Local History Library in the County Buildings.