Ashmaan re-opens after re-fit

Charity fundraising as restaurant re-opens
Charity fundraising as restaurant re-opens

When Rashid Ahmed arrived in Linlithgow in 1984, he decided to take the risk of opening an Indian restaurant.

Now the business employs around 10 people, including some members of the family.

The late Rashid and his wife Rashida had eight children.

Rashida was delighted to cut the ribbon on the new-look Ashmaan last month when they served purple cupcakes to reflect the eatery’s new colour scheme.

Rashid’s son Farooq Ahmed has also spent time over the summer raising money for the British Kidney Patient Association (BKPA) in memory of his late father who died in 2010 from a kidney related disease.

There is a BKPA charity box in the restaurant; Farooq has pledged to match any donations made. And a charity raffle in August collected £133 in a few days.

Farooq said: “This was a fantastic effort from our customers and I trebled the amount to £400 for BKPA.”

The 10 raffle winners got a voucher for a meal for two.