LUCS season starts

CRUISING for 2011 takes off at the canal basin again from Easter weekend.

Linlithgow Union Canal Society volunteers have been busy all winter, getting the boats, tearoom and canal museum ready for the new season.

Over Easter weekend, everything will be open on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 1.30 to 5pm.

John Aitken of Linlithgow Union Canal Society said: “LUCS relies entirely on unpaid volunteers to maintain and staff the boats, tearoom and canal museum. We had a great season in 2010, with visitor numbers up by 35 per cent on the previous year and we hope that 2011 will be even more successful.”

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