Linlithgow yobs wanton vandalism causes upset

Hill overlooking Linlithgow Loch and scene of vandalism
Hill overlooking Linlithgow Loch and scene of vandalism

A group of teenagers caused local residents anger and upset over the Easter weekend with their drunken antics.

The Journal and Gazette was contacted by a reader who wishes to remain anonymous for fear of reprisals from the group of 10 young men and women.

Easter Sunday had been a glorious day with many families out enjoying the welcome sunshine and the amenity provided by Linlithgow Loch and its surrounds.

Come evening however and the atmosphere had changed dramatically with teenagers meeting up on the hill at the end of Parkhead Road.

A drinking binge was well underway by the time a number of fires had been lit and a local resident’s wheelie bin had been dragged up the hill and the contents set on fire, with part of the bin melting also. It was then thrown into the trees where it remains.

Our reader explained: “Our young children regularly play on this hill, and now they’re frightened to in case the teenagers return.”

Historic Scotland who own the land said they were unaware of the problem. They have however agreed to investigate and carry out a a cleanup exercise.