From our archives in Linlithgow, Bo’ness and South Queensferry

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A selection of stories making the news over the past century.

From our files of February 9, 1912

COMMUNION was celebrated in the parish church, Kirkliston, on Sunday, the Rev. Alex Masson B.D. officiating.

ON the invitation of the Earl of Rosebery, George Watson’s College contingent of the officers’ training corps visited Dalmeny Park where they were entertained by His Lordship.

WORK was practically at a standstill at Bo’ness Docks this week with little sign of improvement in the near future.

KINNEIL Ramblers travelled to play Tranent Thistle in the third round of the East of Scotland Cup on Saturday. With the match tied 0-0, heavy snow forced the referee to abandon play.

From our files of February 11, 1971

A BO’NESS councillor is appealling to residents to contact him if their central heating is not working properly. Michael Feighan said some Grahamsdyke residents had reported ‘explosions’ from their heating systems.

MRS Eleanor Dalyell of The Binns (78), who had suffered a short illness, died in her sleep at home on Saturday.

TWO Linlithgow men, Eric Fleming and Sandy Stewart, plan to breed trout at Bonnytoun House, initially for stocking Linlithgow Loch and later for sale as food and for stocking other fisheries.

Kello Rovers put paid to Linlithgow Rose’s cup hopes recording a 2-0 victory following the previous week’s draw.

From our files of February 8, 2002

THE Imperial Cancer Research Fund in Linlithgow, which opened in August 1989, has raised £1 million for the charity.

BO’NESS police were looking to speak to the Good Samaritan who came to the aid of a female shop asistant who was wrestled to the ground outside a shop in the town’s Jamieson Avenue.

THE Rotary Club in Queensferry this week praised local residents who had helped make 2001 one of the organisation’s best ever fund-raising years.

LINLITHGOW Rose ran riot on Saturday when they notched up an excellent 8-1 victory over visitors Dunbar. Meanwhile, Bo’ness United fans were stunned to learn that top scorer Paul McKinlay had quit Newtown Park for Glenrothes.