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Next meeting 25 April at Court Residence

We had a great evening at taste deli last month. many thanks to Steven for hosting, and thanks to Simon Baldwin for all the latest info about the pros and cons of town-wide wifi systems.   The next meeting will be at the Court Residence at 7pm on Wednesday 25th April. Mark it in your […]

Next LBA get-together 21st March

The next meeting of the Linlithgow Business Association will be at Taste Deli at 7.00pm on Wednesday 21st March. There will be a presentation about the latest ways to use social media to boost business, followed by a presentation about Taste, some chat about what’s current in the town and general socialising. Plus there will […]

AGM held 1 Feb 2018

Linlithgow Business Assiociation’s Annual general meeting was held on Thursday 1 Feb 2018 Chair Jon Newey welcomed everyone. JN summarised the history of the LBA from 1982 to the present day. JN described the similarities and differences between the LBA and the more recent business-focussed organisations in the town including Link-up, EH49 Hub, The Traders […]

2018 – Happy New Year!

At the end of 2017 a few people asked us why some of Linlithgow’s shops and cafes have closed. At the last count there were 151 businesses on the High Street, 72 on the industrial estate, and 190 or so others spread across the rest of the town. Businesses tend to come and go for […]

Linlithgow Business Association AGM, 1 Feb 2018

As the Christmas season gets into full swing the Linlithgow Business Association is already looking ahead to 2018. We’ll be holding our Annual General Meeting on 1 Feb and we’re keen to make sure we get a good turn-out of members and new members on the night. I hope you’ll mark the date on your […]

Ways to fix an ailing High Street

Interesting article today on the BBC website, “5 ways to fix our ailing High Streets”. Linlithgow’s not doing too badly just now, with new tenants lined up for most of the empty shop units, but there are still some good ideas here to think about. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41916658

LBA meeting on 1 November 2017

Great evening of chat at the LBA’s meeting on Wednesday evening. Thanks to all who came along. Its always good to catch up with what’s really going on in the town and to learn what threats and opportunities are out there for us all this month. The next meeting will be at the Star & […]

At September’s LBA meeting we discussed the usual range of topics, reviewing the threats and opportunities for businesses in the town.

At September’s LBA meeting we discussed the usual range of topics, reviewing the threats and opportunities for businesses in the town. We discussed the recent Pedal for Scotland event, the Development Trust’s plans for a Space4 business hub, and the imminent re-opening of the County Buildings, now renamed the Tam Dalyell Partnership Centre. We noted […]

Business rates and parking spaces:

Admittedly, not many of the small businesses along Linlithgow High Street are lucky enough to have their own parking space, but those that do will find that they get a separate bill for business rates for their car park this year. It’s worth knowing that if your business qualifies for small business discount (effectively reducing […]

LBA committee meeting held on 26 April 2017

The LBA committee discussed the usual range of topics affecting business in the town: Amongst other topics the committee discussed the activities of the Historic Environment Scotland Group, both Linlithgow BIDs, the Community Council, the Planning Forum , the Civic Trust and the Town Management Group. The Linlithgow Community Development Trust’s proposals for a business […]