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Markus is safe and sound, thanks to Shelter Scotland

From childhood, life has dealt Markus a difficult hand. There has seldom been a safe place to call home and, at his lowest ebb, he struggled to see a way forward.

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Call to action...rather than celebrating its 50th birthday, Shelter Scotland is planning a 12-month series of events and promotional activities under the banner We're Still Fighting.

Shelter Scotland: we’re still fighting, 50 years later

It is 50 years since Shelter Scotland was formed to help deal with the unique challenges of homelessness and bad housing in Scotland.

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That's my girl...Duncan Slater can now enjoy going out for a walk with his daughter Lilly (8), after having both his legs amputated. Despite life-changing injuries, he has no regrets about his RAF service.

Duncan Slater: So proud to be part of the RAF story

Despite almost every bone in his body being broken, Scotsman Duncan Slater remains both proud of the RAF and his service in it.

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Daddy's girl...Grace was just six months old when Kevin Ogilvie was injured while serving with the RAF. He and his family received a tremendous amount of support from the RAF Benevolent Fund as he tried to overcome his injuries.

Kevin Ogilvie: So proud to be part of the RAF story

Kevin Ogilvie was just 20 when he signed up to join the RAF and two years later, the young Scotsman’s life changed forever.

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Don’t miss Kinneil House open day on Sunday, April 22

Visitor figures at a historic landmark in Falkirk district soared last year.

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A cracking Easter...was enjoyed by a group of 37 from Linlithgow Twinning Association who spent the weekend in the town's twin in Guyancourt, France. Here, visitors and hosts enjoy a ramble round the woods close to the town. (Submitted picture)

Linlithgow Twinning Association celebrates 30 years in 2019

A Linlithgow group spent the Easter weekend on the continent, cementing the town’s twinning link which is now 30 years old.

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Meet the team... Graeme Lacey, activities co-ordinator and youth worker, with Katherine, Elaine and Russell.

LYPP celebrates young people every day in Linlithgow

Linlithgow Young People’s Project will not directly be taking part in this year’s designated Year of Young People.

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Celebration of service...Danny Harrison presents Dennis with the award for 50 years of service.

Dennis Denning toasted at annual concert in Queensferry

The tuba isn’t exactly the lightest instrument in the brass band family.

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Discussion days...were held across the country, including at Stirling University where interim planning group members asked their peers for their views.

No matter your age, get involved in Year of Young People

Unless you’ve been living in a bubble for the last few months, you’ll know 2018 is the Scottish Government’s Year of Young People.

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Star Wars agency is looking for Scots extras

Star Wars agency is looking for Scots extras

An agency which has supplied extras for some of the most successful recent film releases is having a casting call this weekend.

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Belles showcase best of Bo’ness

Belles showcase best of Bo’ness

A lifeline community organisation, which is reaching out to Bo’ness folk but receives no state support, has been handed its biggest ever donation.

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Linlithgow’s life loving Lisbeth turns 100

Linlithgow’s life loving Lisbeth turns 100

A Linlithgow lady has been celebrating a landmark few of us will ever see after turning 100 with some fanfare

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Lifeline...is offered by Dial A Journey to more than 300 individual clients in the Falkirk Council area but it is hoping to develop services even more.

Dial A Journey is looking to the future in Falkirk

Imagine being able to see the bus stop and buses driving by your window every day – but you can’t use them.

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Glen's Party at the Palace takes place in August

REVEALED: Full line up for Glen's Party in the Palace 2018

Organisers of the popular Glen's Party in the Palace event have released the line up for this year's event.

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Kinneil keen to raise global profile

Kinneil keen to raise global profile

A key tourism body is working with Bo’ness volunteers to ensure that a historical treasure becomes a visitor attraction on an international scale.

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Meet this year’s gala day stars in Linlithgow

Meet this year’s gala day stars in Linlithgow

Here are the youngsters who are tasked with giving Linlithgow and Linlithgow Bridge Gala Day its trademark sparkle.

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Euan Grant (36), Kevin Sommerville (37), Andrew Wilkinson (34), Derek Frank (35), Andrew Gourlay (35) and Martin Taylor (35)

Former Bo’ness Academy students to hit the river for charity

A group of former Bo’ness Academy pupils will hit the rapids of the River Spey on a three day adventure for charity later this month.

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How far will your car run on the fuel warning light?

How far will your car run on the fuel warning light - and can you get in trouble for running out of petrol?

It’s a feeling every motorist has experienced at least once in the run-up to payday: you’re trying to scrape every last drop of fuel out of your tank, and the dreaded fuel warning light comes on.

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Welcoming face...of West Lothian Credit Union, branch office manager John McClay, administration assistant Liz Ferguson and senior administrator Alison Melrose.

Credit Union combats bank closures in West Lothian

Santander is closing its branch in Linlithgow High Street on May 31, with the Royal Bank of Scotland following suit on June 27 this year.

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Inspiration in artefacts...for artists Ewan Robertson (left) and Gordon Munro, who have worked with iron to create sculptures - both individually and collaboratively - for the last ten years.

Two exhibitions celebrating Falkirk’s iron industry

Falkirk’s long and proud history with the iron industry is currently being celebrated with two Falkirk Community Trust exhibitions in Callendar House.

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