Down memory lane...

From our files of January 24, 1913

HEAVY snow was experienced this week, lying to a depth of four inches on the streets of Linlithgow and on main roads in the district. Traffic, however, was not in any way impeded.

BUILDING operations started in connection with the new co-operative buildings at Linlithgow Bridge for the Redding Co-operative Society Limited.

James Maxwell was out duck shooting on Bo’ness foreshore and while crossing over rough ground his loaded rifle accidently went off and shot him in the foot.

A friendly football match saw a team of sailors from warships lying in the Forth and locals take place at Kirkliston’s Loanhead Park.

From our files of January, 25, 1963

A 19-year-old Bo’ness metallurgist narrowly escaped death after sinking in mud in Bo’ness harbour. Covered up to his neck, a woman walking her dog saw Jim Baird struggling. Local police managed to rescue him.

THREE West Lothian youths will enjoy the experience of a lifetime when they represent their county and country at the 11th Boy Scouts’ World Jamboree in Greece. The three were selected for character and efficiency in Scouting.

FOLLOWING complaints about the low temperatures in schools heated by electricity, the County Council agreed to go on the off-peak tariff which gives a boost between 12.30pm to 4pm.

From our files of January 24, 2003

A COUNCILLOR rigorously defended Linlithgow’s young skateboarders. His comments came after the general manager of West Lothian Leisure said he didn’t want a skateboard facility near Linlithgow Leisure Centre.

NEWS that the concessionary travel fares scheme is to be extended has been welcomed. The scheme will now be made available to men aged between 60 and 65.

COMMUNITY leaders and marina users have poured cold water over fresh housing proposals to regenerate Port Edgar Marina. The latest scheme put forward by the city council, is for up to 120 two and three-storey town houses at the site to help fund the upgrading of the marina.