Letters to the Editor


Residents’ backing

Sir, – With reference to your front page article (Friday, August 24), Linlithgow and Linlithgow Bridge Community Council welcome the decision by West Lothian Council to introduce the 12 month experimental parking strategy covering Clarendon Road and Clarendon Crescent.

Contrary to Mr Jareckyj’s belief, the surveys conducted by West Lothian Council showed that approximately 80 per cent of the local residents wished a strategy to be introduced to alleviate the problems caused by commuter parking.

As regards Mr Purnell’s comments, there is always a downturn in the number of commuters parking on Clarendon Road during the mid-summer months and during holiday periods. – Yours etc.,


For Linlithgow and Linlithgow Bridge Community Council

Carry on ceilidhing

Sir, – I would like to use this page to invite all members of our community along to the Forth Bridges Accordion Band annual family ceilidh.

The ceilidh will take place on Saturday, September 15, from 7.30-11.30pm in Bo’ness Town Hall.

This event is suitable for all ages.

Music will be provided by S.A.S Ceilidh Band and our band will put on a short performance too.

The evening will consist of dancing, teaching dance steps and games such as a tombola and raffle.

Tickets are available for £6 per adult and £4 per child. Tickets include a buffet.

This is usually a well attended night and a fun night for all age groups.

Money raised from this event will help towards providing our local community with the performance and teaching of music.

All our members are provided with free tution, uniform and instruments and money raised on the night will go towards these costs. – Yours etc.,


Band leader


Pensioners’ thanks

Sir, – I am sure I speak for everyone who was invited by Linlithgow and Bo’ness Rotary Club to enjoy the wonderful trip up the canal on Saturday.

The company was good, the music by Mr Lavery was brilliant and the buffet was also brilliant.

Thank you Rotary members for giving us all such a brilliant trip. - Yours etc.,


Linlithgow and Linlithgow Bridge Pensioners’ Association

Honest citizen

Sir, – I recently lost my wallet but a kind person found it on Preston Road and handed it into the police.

You know who you are and I would like to thank you.

You saved me a lot of time, effort and worry. – Yours etc.,


Blooming good

Sir, – With the Royal Burgh in full bloom at present when are the flowering window boxes to be returned to the facade of the Burgh Halls? – Yours etc.,


St. Ninian’s Road, Linlithgow

Bright Star

Sir, – How absolutely fantastic to see the Star (& Garter) beginning its journey to lighting up Linlithgow once more.

I cannot thank the benefactor enough for saving this historic landmark for our town. Very well done.

Soon the lights will shine brightly and the sounds of camaraderie will spill out into the High Street once more.

There may have been complaints in the past about noise but the silence has been unbearable.

Shine forth soon and the sooner the better. – Yours etc.,


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