From our files

From our files of November 9, 1912

SAD news arrived along with the steamer Lowart, as it arrived at Bo’ness docks. A young sailor, William Paul had fallen overboard, while painting the hull of the ship, and tragically drowned.

JAMES Spars from Edinburgh had a lucky escape after a nasty motor cycle accident. He was travelling along a Linlithgow road when he lost control of the bike, crashing into a wall. Remarkably he only dislocated his shoulder.

A CROWD of around 1200 took in the Scottish Cup match between Vale of Grange and Linlithgow Rose. The Rose progressed to the next round as 4-0 winners, with two strikes either side of half time.

From our files of November 10, 1972

A DRAFT report containing the basic plans for an ambitious new town centre for Bo’ness has been released. An exhibition will follow these plans, which will show the residents of Bo’ness exactly what the plans involved.

THE County Council Education Department is planning to launch a “community school” project in Linlithgow and has hinted that the Town Council’s swimming pool scheme should be incorporated in it.

A CACHE of smoke bombs was uncovered by an excavator at the Baronshill housing estate Linlithgow. Workmen, fearing they had uncovered unexploded bombs, telephoned the police and an army bomb disposal unit was called in.

From our files of November 9, 2002

KEEP Scotland Beautiful campaigners joined forces with West Lothian Council in a bid to help eradicate rats from the banks of Linlithgow Loch.

VIEWERS of the BBC drama “The Key”, televised this week, may have found some scenes familiar, as part of it was filmed in Bo’ness.

BO’NESS United progressed into the next round of the Heineken Cup after a gruelling 120 minute match with Whitburn. 
After a goal-less 90 minutes the game came to life in extra time with Bo’ness winning 2-1.

LINLITHGOW Rose are ruing the cruelty of the penalty shoot-out, after they were knocked out by Newtongrange Star.