Get on the Tavern Trail for the festive season

Linlithgow Trail t-shirt
Linlithgow Trail t-shirt

A new town trail has been set up just in time for the festive season – and is certain to be a big hit with locals and visitors alike.

The Linlithgow Tavern Trail, funded jointly by the BID committee and their counterparts in the Burgh’s pubwatch scheme, could see those taking part earning a free t-shirt.

The idea is to promote the town’s watering holes and help generate business, as well as allowing visitors the opportunity to visit some locations they might not normally reach.

Ian Gibson, secretary of the local Pubwatch group said: “The rules are straightforward – if you visit all of the eight taverns in the town and buy from the agreed list, you can collect a Linlithgow Trail t-shirt.”

To get started, collect a card from either the West Port or the Star & Garter.

As you visit any of the pubs on the trail – and buy a pint or a selected spirit – ask to have your card stamped.

Once the card is completed with eight separate stamps it can then be exchanged for a limited edition t-shirt in either start or finish hotel. There is no need to complete the card in one evening.

In fact, the organisers would encourage a sensible approach as the preferred option.

They stressed that it was not an excuse for a ‘pub crawl’ and should be viewed as an extra town attraction.

There are 500 t-shirts to give away which will be available on a first-come-first-served basis.

The participating outlets are TheWest Port Hotel, The Black Bitch, The Crown, The Footballers, the Auld Hole in the Wall, The Four Marys, Platform 3 and The Star and Garter.