Linlithgow is a Royal Burgh in West Lothian with a population of around 19,000. The birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. The ruins of the Royal Palace can be visited in a beautiful setting next to Linlithgow Loch with St Michaels Parish Church (which dates from the 15th century) sitting alongside. The patron saint of Linlithgow is Saint Michael. The town motto “St Michael is kinde to straingers”.
The High Street of Linlithgow has retained much of its historical character offering a complimentary mix of shops, pubs, restaurants, cafes and galleries. From the West End Gallery to Brodies vintage tea room from the AA Rosettes Livingston's Restaurant to the Far from the Madding Crowd book shop.
Due to its great transport links across central Scotland, Linlithgow has become a commuter town doubling its population over the past fifty years. The town has an enviable reputation for quality education establishments including Linlithgow academy of which Alex Salmond, former First Minister, was a pupil. In 2008 Donaldsons School for the deaf and hearing impaired relocated to Linlithgow from Edinburgh.
Linlithgow offers a vast array of leisure activities, the Linlithgow Union Canal Society offer boat trips, charters and Scotland’s only Canal Museum. Annet House was built in 1787 and has been converted from a merchant’s home into a museum offering an insight of a bygone age. There is a fantastic choice of clubs, golf clubs, a sports club, cycling club, bowling club, angling club, camera club to String Orchestra to mention a few.. So whether you enjoy a very active, sporty style of life or enjoy a more leisurely pace of life there is something on offer for everyone.
Linlithgow is not just a vibrant town to do business in but it has so much to offer locals and visitors alike. According to figures produced by www.primelocation.com property prices in Linlithgow have increased by 4.67% in the past year. So when it comes to where people choose to live it comes down to.....location, location, location.