From our files

From our files of October 18, 1912

*The Princess Royal arrived by motorcar to Hopetoun House from Balmoral on the invitation of the Marquis and Marchioness of Linlithgow.

*Linlithgow farmers have had to deal with extensive spread of disease in the potato crop, caused by the wet weather earlier in the season, which has caused lightness of the crop, and will likely drive up their price this winter for local residents making potatoes the most expensive in years.

*In a thrilling league match between the Falkirk ‘A’ team and Bo’ness, the boys in blue stormed the match 4-1 to a good crowd away in Falkirk.

From our files of October 20, 1972

*A man was jailed for six months at Linlithgow Sheriff Court after he admitted stealing a tape recorder, record player, and 24 records from Kinneil Primary School in Bo’ness.

*Bo’ness town council is embarking on a £1 million capital programme to improve housing, and services in the area, but rates will increase.

*An old hosiery factory at East Bog, Bo’ness could become one of the biggest night clubs in Central Scotland if plans from developers Roma go through.

*On Saturday Bo’ness United beat West Calder in the Scottish Cup first round, and the Rose trumped Blackburn Athletic in the league.

From our files of October 18, 2002

*Missing Bo’ness man Gerald Aitchison has returned home safe and well. A massive man hunt was sparked after Mr Aitchison (36), of Thirlestone Place, disappeared on September 30.

*Police have charged three school children all aged around 12, after a fire at Oatridge Agricultural College last Thursday teatime caused an estimated £50,000 worth of damage.

*Despite a very wet Saturday afternoon, Linlithgow RFC produced their best result of the season by knocking Greenock out of the BT Cellnet Cup, and landed a third round tie away to Boroughmuir on November 2.