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Historical items to go on display in Linlithgow Museum

A number of items from the council's official collection are to be permanently displayed at the new Linlithgow Museum in Linlithgow Partnership Centre when it opens.

A recent meeting of West Lothian Council Executive saw the approval for items from the Council's official collection to come out of storage and be put on public display in the new Linlithgow Museum.

Officers from the council's Libraries and Heritage service have been working in partnership with Linlithgow Heritage Trust to deliver the "A New Museum for Royal Linlithgow" project, which will facilitate the move of the museum from Annet House to Linlithgow Partnership Centre.

A number of items which are part of the council's official collection, some of which are not currently part of the museum collection, have been identified for display in the new museum when it opens in early 2019.

Items that are set to come out of storage include portraits of historic Linlithgow figures such as Sir Thomas Dalyell (the ancestor of the late Tam Dalyell MP) and the Provost Dawson Chain and Pendant which dates back to 1831.

Chair of Linlithgow Heritage Trust, Willie Morrison said: "The Trust are delighted to hear that the Council has agreed to make these key historic items available for the new Linlithgow Museum. The town has a proud civic history and these objects will allow us to share this story with both local people and tourists."

Executive Councillor for culture and leisure, Dave King said: "It is pleasing to hear that these items are to be put on display for the public when the museum opens its doors early next year. The collection has historical and cultural significance to Linlithgow and it only right that local residents have the opportunity to see them."