LBA meeting at Du Vin Boucher, 21 Nov 2018

We had a great evening at Du Vin Boucher. Thanks to Catherine Lawrie for hosting. We welcomed a few new members who were there to join in the discussions. We ran through the latest happenings on the industrial estate and on the High Street where various are moving to new premises and where several new businesses are opening. We talked about BIDs, following on from the recent BIDs meeting on 15th November. We talked about the loss of the Victoria Hall and the reluctance of McCarthy and Stone to complete their development of the former bus depot. Neil Barnes gave us an introduction to the Linlithgo-solar bond scheme. All followed by drinks and snacks and general socialising.

Next meeting to be arranged, sometime in December!

November Meeting of the LBA

The next meeting of the Linlithgow Business Association will be on Wednesday 21st November at 7pm at Du Vin Bouchers, 62 High Street.

There will be the usual chat about what’s going on throughout the town, some feedback from the BIDS meeting on 15th November and a chance for Catherine to tell us a bit about her new wine-bar business.

September’s meeting of the LBA

After a short summer recess we’re back! The next meeting of the LBA will be at Easygo Electric Bikes on 19th September at 7pm. Gordon will show us round his showroom and there will be a couple of bikes available for members to test ride. Mark it in your diaries, folks!

https://www.easygoebikes.com/

 

Garden Party, Friday 10th August.

What do LBA members normally do on a Friday evening? Whatever it is next week is different! On Friday 10th August members of the LBA are invited to a pre-event garden-party at Party at the Palace. Details below:

 

Summer Garden Party with live music, bars, food and a big wheel.

 

The event is for the Linlithgow community and is by invitation only. Party at the Palace and Loop Connections invite people within Linlithgow to a pre event party at the Party at the Palace site. There will be a barbecue, live music, bars, tea, coffee and hot chocolate and the big wheel with great views out across the Palace and local countryside.

 

This event is mainly for the volunteers of Linlithgow who work hard all year round making Linlithgow a great place to live. Tickets can be collected from The Granary on the High Street. Simply state that you have been invited as a LBA member.

 

When: Friday 10th August.

Time: 5pm – 9.30pm.

Where: the top section of the PATP site at Bonnytoun Farm.

Tickets: admission is free by ticket only.

What’s on: live music, bars, food and big wheel.

What’s off: the main kids area is on the main field which will be closed on the Friday evening. There are no parking facilities open either so you will need to walk along.

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult as the area is licensed.

 

Breakfast meeting in June

The next meeting of the LBA will be slightly different. We’re meeting for breakfast at the Coffee Neuk, at the Cross. Spaces will be limited so contact Susan at Truly Scrumptious to confirm details and to book a space (susan@trulydesignercakes.co.uk)

https://en-gb.facebook.com/The-Coffee-Neuk-227803867314362/

 

 

Next meeting of the LBA

The next meeting of the LBA will be hosted by Kutchenhaus at 33-37 High Street on Wednesday 23 May at 7pm. There will be the usual catch-up on events through the town, an introduction to Kutchenhaus from Nicola Bryden, and maybe a guest speaker (details still under wraps…).

Money for Old Roads!

11 April 2018 – For immediate release

FSB: New cash for road repairs in West Lothian welcomed

The Scottish Government’s release of an additional £10 million worth of funding to local government for road repairs is good news for West Lothian.

Janet Torley, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) East of Scotland Area Leader, said:

“FSB has consistently called for national action to tackle the deteriorating state of our local roads, made worse by this year’s run of bad weather.  The simple truth is that poorly maintained local roads make it more difficult and costly to do business.

“What Scotland needs is strategic long-term solution to the endemic problem of roads maintenance and repair but, in the meantime, the Scottish Government’s announcement of £10 million for investment across Scotland’s local authorities is hugely welcome.

“West Lothian Council already spends higher than the Scottish average on roads maintenance per kilometre, so the promise of additional resources will hopefully see our local roads improved still further.”

ENDS

Notes

 

  1. The Scottish Government announcement can be found here:

https://news.gov.scot/news/extra-gbp-10-million-for-road-maintenance

 

Next LBA meeting on 25 April

The next meeting of the LBA will be on 25th April at 7pm at the Court Residence. We’re hoping to have some feedback from the Scotland’s Towns Partnership’s workshop “Creating health wealth and happiness in your town”, a chat about the new GDPR regulations, a guided tour of the Court Residence and the usual updates on threats and opportunities in the town.

Hope to see you there.

Jon Newey

Chair, LBA

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 diary!

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 be a free glass of wine for everyone attending – what’s not to like!

If you’re keen to come along please please get in touch so that we can book you a space.

Jon Newey and the LBA team