Can Linlithgow find a winner this year?

Miss West Lothian 2016 entrant Lauren Cloupet from Linlithgow.
Miss West Lothian 2016 entrant Lauren Cloupet from Linlithgow.

Three young ladies are taking part in this year’s Miss West Lothian competition to raise money in the name of an inspirational teenager.

Chantelle Braes, from Blackness, Kaila Bryson, from Bo’ness, and hairdresser Lauren Cloupet from Linlithgow have all completed their entry forms for the annual charity event.

Miss West Lothian has been running since 1994 and has raised thousands for local charities.

The first winner was Lisa Hardie from Armadale, but Linlithgow is the only town never to have produced a winner so far and Lauren is hoping to become the first in the event’s 21-year history.

All proceeds from the final will go to the charity Team Jak, set up by West Lothian teenager Jak Trueman before his death last year at the age of just 15 following a battle against rare cancer T-Cell Lymphoma.

But time is running out for other girls hoping to take the crown at the final in Grand Central nightclub, Livingston, on Wednesday, April 6.

“An entry form is available from the website www.miss and we are keen to attract more entrants from the north of the county,” said assistant organiser Emma Hanley.

“Entry is open to any girl aged 16 or over living in the West Lothian postal area.”

Emma added: “It’s a fantastic cause and we hope to raise as much money as we possibly can once again.”