From our files

From our Files of November 22, 1912

A LOCAL lady was victorious at the fifth British dairymaids competition. Jenny Barbour walked away with the first prize for her home-made butter. In fact the top three in the competition all came from Linlithgow.

A NEW block on the Main Street, which consisted of three shops and five dwelling houses was on the market at a cost of £750. Rental for the property was estimated at £80 for the whole year.

A YOUNG Bo’ness artist was delighted after discovering that one of his oil paintings has been accepted for the Society of Scottish Artists exhibition. Argent Brierley was still at school when it was accepted.

From our Files of November 24, 1972

A joint deputation from Linlithgow Town and District Councils was looking to meet with the Government over the town’s proposed £300,000 competition class swimming pool.

The catchent area for the new Linlithgow Primary school had been drawn out, giving pupils two options of which school they would attend. This decision would not be made by the parents though, it would be established by zoning areas.

More nursery education facillities for West Lothian were being discussed. The County’s director of Education, Archibauld Sinclair, has indicated that empty school rooms, where suitable, may be used as nurseries.

From our Files of November 22, 2002

A near-death experience resulted in a romnatic proposal on national tv by a marriage shy Linlithgow woman. Liz Munro had turned down marrying partner Richard Williams previous to her suffering from a mysterious illness.

Former Linlithgow Rose manager Jimmy Crease took control of the Black Bitch Tavern in Linlithgow after leasing it from new owners Belhaven Brewers.

A Winchburgh couple drove away with a brand new Nissan Micra after entering the Visit Scotland’s Treasure Trail Campaign. Martin and Mary Philbin were presented with they outstanding prize at their local Nissan dealers.