Letters to the editor


Bus route changes benefit passengers

Sir, – With reference to your article entitled “Changes to City Bus Link” in last week’s Journal and Gazette, I would like to clarify the changes to bus services in the Bo’ness area from August 19, 2013.

There will be no change to the current 45/46 service - in fact it will be improved with more buses during the day.

Service X19 will run from Bo’ness to Edinburgh during the off-peak and from Falkirk during peak times.

The coaches used on the route will be wheelchair-accessible with air conditioning, leather seats and toilet facilities. This service is fully funded by the council.

Timetables for services 45/46 and X19 are available from Bo’ness Library, Bo’ness One-Stop Shop and other outlets in the Bo’ness area. – Yours etc.,

Councillor Craig Martin

Falkirk Council

Cup pic revives memories

Sir, – With reference to the article in today’s paper on the ‘Journal & Gazette Cup’ unearthed in your former Linlithgow Office, I believe this

to have belonged to Linlithgow Horticultural Society as I recognise many of the inscribed names. According to an old show schedule I have in my posession, this was donated to the society by the late Fred

Johnston Esq., for annual competition and to be awarded to the Best Exhibit in Chrysanthemums (a section of the show which was fiercely

competed for in those days). No doubt the trophy would be returned to you on the demise of the society after 63 years in the late 1990’s.

Hope this is of help in solving the mystery. – Yours etc.,

Andrew Cathcart

Former vice-president,

Linlithgow Horticultural Society

Editor’s note: our thanks to everyone who contacted us in respect of this story, the detail may have differed slightly but everyone was agreed that it was presented to a local horticultural society by the then head of F. Johnston & Co., Fred Johnston, proprietor of the Linlithgowshire Journal and Gazette.