Letters to the Editor


Zoo-per response

Sir, – May I through your Letters page express my grateful thanks and astonishment at the generosity of the following businesses here in our town following the dreadful fire at The Five Sisters Zoo.

Gail Martin at Oyster, Oyster; William Holleran, butchers.; special thanks to Ian Wilson from Wilson’s fruit and veg in Polmont; not forgetting Susan Archibald from Truly Scrumptious Designer Cakes who provided wonderful cup cakes and truffles to give the staff at the zoo a much needed treat after the terrible events of the last week; and, finally, out of the two big supermarkets in the town a big thanks to Craig McCrimmond from Tesco.

My car was struggling under the sheer weight of food donated for the animals due to the zoo being closed.

Sadly I was informed by the duty manager of Sainsbury’s that they would not donate anything as it wasn’t a ‘’local charity’’ which left me speechless.

Even after all these years the kindness and generosity of the people of Linlithgow always makes you proud to live here. – Yours etc.,

Carole Bathgate

23 Braehead Place, Linlithgow

Marathon task

Sir, – Were you inspired by the thousands who pounded the pavements last weekend?

Then come and join me on the start line running the Virgin Money London Marathon in aid of blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan.

I’m looking for enthusiastic individuals to enter the ballot on April 29 for a chance to take part in the experience of a lifetime.

Anthony Nolan runs the UK’s bone marrow register and saves the lives of people with blood cancers like leukaemia and lymphoma every single day.

I’m urging anyone thinking about running the marathon to enter the ballot and select the official Virgin Money London Marathon charity Anthony Nolan.

Visit www.virginlondonmara
thon.com to enter the ballot 
online or www.milebymile.org to apply for one of Anthony Nolan’s 
guaranteed places.

By running as part of Team 
Anthony Nolan, you can help cure blood cancer mile by mile.

Hope to see you at the starting line!

Kellie Shirley


Test for golfers

Sir, – My love of golf has been at the heart of my career and has helped me carry on even when the going gets tough.

Now I’m writing to ask other golfers to put their own love of the game to the test.

The Four Course Classic will see teams of four golfers make the most of the longest day of the year on Friday, June 21, by taking on an epic challenge, teeing off at sunrise to play 72 holes in just 16 hours.

It’s a fantastic opportunity to explore four different courses of your choice while fundraising for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, the UK’s leading charity fighting against muscle-wasting conditions.

To find out more visit four
courseclassic.co.uk or call 020 7803 4824.

Sam Torrance