About Burgh Beautiful Linlithgow
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We have regular seasonal activities throughout the year, although being mostly concerned with planting, summer is the busiest time! In winter we make Hollyballs and wreaths in time for Christmas, and have stalls at the Advent Fayre. We have summer plants in the tubs and hanging baskets in time for the Marches, with our Plant Sale at the beginning of June.
Anyone can come along and help out with the activities. We would love to see new faces as well as the familiar faces.
Burgh Beautiful Linlithgow and
Linlithgow Community Development Trust
Invite you to Sponsor Trees at £5.00 each
in Triangle Wood, Linlithgow
Where is Triangle Wood?
National Grid Ref: NS 980 761
Triangle Wood and its extension run eastwards in current grassland bounded by the Union Canal and B706, west of the Leisure Centre at Kettilstoun. Linlithgow Community Development Trust has an ambitious plan to develop a Cycle Circuit and wider sports facility for which over £500,000 has already been raised.
Why have Trees been planted?
Trees are vital to help combat climate change and compensate for deforestation and urban growth. The aim is to increase the diversity of habitats. The focus is on native trees: Willow, Alder, Hazel, Rowan, Birch and Hawthorn with a few other native species: Oak, Ash, Scots Pine and the occasional Sycamore They will help provide a shelter belt for the new outdoor sports facility and help with drainage in what has been a marshy area.
Who is involved?
West Lothian Council owns the land. LCDT hold the lease and Burgh Beautiful volunteers along with community involvement have planted over 400 native trees in 2019 and a further 400 plus in 2020
A certificate will acknowledge the number of trees sponsored
Burgh Beautiful is committed to enhancing the town and improving wildlife spaces. Around 100 volunteers give some 16,000 hours pa to planting and tending a range of displays, orchards and wilder spaces. They fundraise and involve the community. Your contribution will help support all activities including the maintenance of trees.
Burgh Beautiful Linlithgow is part of Linlithgow Burgh Trust. Scottish Charity Number SC047211
Linlithgow Community Development Trust is run by Linlithgow residents, who believe that active communities will be the most successful in adapting in a changing world. We believe in becoming more self-sufficient, imaginative and enterprising, and taking greater responsibility for making Linlithgow the sort of place we all want to live in. Your contribution will help towards our priorities of children & young people, older people, health & wellbeing, fostering community, economic vitality and the environment.
Linlithgow Community Development Trust includes Transition Linlithgow Scottish Charity Number SC045971
Paintings For Sale
BB bouquet from St Ninian's Way, acrylic on panel
Portrait of Scarlet Flax, acrylic on panel 18x12.5 £100 (unframed)
Teacup Rose with a sprig of Wild Blueberries, acrylic on canvas board
Elaine Woo MacGregor lives in Linlithgow and works in Glasgow and Edinburgh. She is a professional artist having trained at the Glasgow School of Art and on graduation acquired a studio. Her work has been recognised by virtue of a number of awards. She has been teaching at the Glasgow School of Art since 2008 and the Centre for Lifelong Learning at Strathclyde University since 2009. In 2019 she founded Linlithgow Art School, specialising in drawing and painting classes for both children and adults. You may find out more about Elaine and her work at https://www.elainewoomacgregor.com/
Elaine is a lover of flowers and has long admired the planting carried out by Burgh Beautiful. She generously offered to execute three paintings using Burgh Beautiful plants as her inspiration with half the proceeds going to Burgh Beautiful.
The pictures she created are shown here with Portrait of Red Flax still available for sale.
What's been happening recently?
Burgh Beautiful has been able to take forward most of the planting for the summer of 2020. All the summer hanging baskets are now in place and volunteers have been busy planting beds and tubs throughout the town. We hope you enjoy them to the full.
Look out for our 2020 edition of Floral Trails, a free publication available in key locations in the town, which leads you through the various planted areas for which Burgh Beautiful cares.
Planting At Black Bitch Statue
At the top of the Serpentine bed the planting is now complete. This bed has been supplied with perennials and if you would like to find out what plants were used please click here.