LUCS Festival of Transport is on May 19-20

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STEAM boats, music and swing-boats are just a taste of what’s on offer at the Festival of Transport on May 19-20 at Linlithgow Canal Basin.

To celebrate the 40th birthday of flagship canal passenger boat Victoria launched in 1972, Linlithgow Union Canal Society (LUCS) has organised a spectacular festival weekend at Linlithgow Canal Centre with steam boats, a demonstration of radio controlled model boats, classic cars and motorcycles, Victorian swing-boat rides, and a varied programme of entertainment, including folk music, and school musicians. There will also be a procession from Linlithgow Cross to the Canal Centre by Linlithgow Reed Band, starting at noon on Saturday, May 19, plus a relaxing Sunday brunch cruise departing at 10.30am on Sunday, May 20.

As an extra bonus, if your name is Victoria or Victor, and if you were born in 1972, you may be eligible for a free boat trip during the festival weekend.

LUCS chairman Bob Wigley said: “Victoria has been greatly admired and enjoyed since she came to Linlithgow in 1978. We’re all looking forward to a great weekend to celebrate her 40th birthday! A visit to Linlithgow Canal Centre offers something for everyone and we hope to welcome record numbers in 2012. All LUCS facilities are staffed entirely by unpaid volunteers.”

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