Entertaining and Educational Evening in Linlithgow

There was a good turnout for the lecture at Linlithgow Burgh Halls on Tuesday evening. The two speakers gave an insight into the issues faced in reviving waterways; recovering from our industrial past while not ignoring current pollution causes, with particular focus on invasive species.

Alison Baker from the River Forth Fisheries Trust gave us an informative talk on the issues seen in the Forth area. Harry Millar from the River Avon Federation focused on waterways local to Linlithgow, presenting inspiring images of the recovery of the River Avon.

This was a fundraising event run jointly with Linlithgow’s Burgh Beautiful – Linlithgow won a silver gilt in Britain in Bloom last year when representing Scotland in the ‘town’ category. The sum of £167.32 was raised in total when divided between the Scottish Wildlife Trust and Burgh Beautiful, means that both organisations are the better of by £83.66.

Thanks to all involved in the organisation and delivery of an excellent lecture in an ideal venue.

Chris Davidson


More collections by our wonderful volunteers

£472.96 was collected on Friday 18 September at Tesco Dalkeith. Great to have two new volunteers on board, Jenny and Mike who found it enjoyable and worthwhile and will volunteer again. If you would like to join the team and help in 2016 please contact Averil.

Averil Stewart