Linlithgow Civic Trust
Publications and Merchandise
Linlithgow Civic Trust publications can be purchased on-line by clicking on the relevant button below. To buy one of more of a single item and pay through PayPal (by credit card, debit card or PayPal account), click “Buy Now”. To select several different items click on “Add to Cart”. You can change the quantity of any item in your cart or remove an item completely. You can return here to continue shopping and add more items. When your order is complete proceed to the checkout and pay by credit card, debit card or through a PayPal account. You can “View Cart” at any time to see what is currently in your shopping cart.
Linlithgow Civic Trust publications can be purchased by mail order. Send your order with a cheque for the relevant amount, payable to “Linlithgow Burgh Trust” to: Jean Long. 14 Friars Way, Linlithgow, EH49 6AX.
Our publications are available from local retail outlets in Linlithgow, including the bookshop, Far From the Madding Crowd, 20 High Street, A Wee Mindin’, 48 High Street, Lilypond Crafts and Gifts, 25 High Street and Linlithgow Post Office, 266 High Street.
Tracks around Linlithgow
Linlithgow Civic Trust’s latest publication tells a railway story with a 19th Century focus and explores company records, old maps and the industrial archaeology to be found around Linlithgow.
A fascinating read for those interested in Linlithgow and Central Scotland's history and for those who study railway history in the wider context.
This 104 page book is by Dr John McGregor whose books include The west Highland Railway: Plans, Politics and People and The New Railway.
"Tracks around Linlithgow" is available from local outlets for £15.00 and on-line by mail order for £15.00 plus £3.00 postage and packing.
The Civic Insignia of Linlithgow
Linlithgow Burgh Trust’s latest book supplements the installation of two new sculptures in Linlithgow, representing the town's civic insignia: The Black Bitch and St Michael.
This highly professional 84 page book, by Ronald P A Smith, published in December 2020, is well researched, beautifully illustrated and fully annotated.
"This fully illustrated book clevely and extensively explores the background of Linlithgow's civic insignia. It covers the many myths and legends connected to the symbols, debunking some and reinforcing others. It educates and entertains in equal measure and I commend it wholeheartedly."
Bruce Jamieson, local historian.
‘The Civic Insignia of Linlithgow’ is available from local retail outlets for £12.00 or on-line by mail order for £12.00 plus £3.00 postage and packaging.
Looking at Linlithgow
This excellent Linlithgow Civic Trust book, launched in November 2018, traces how artists over the centuries have been inspired by the history and appearance of the Royal Burgh of Linlithgow.
This highly professional 145 page book, by Chris Long, is well researched, beautifully illustrated and fully annotated.
The book is designed for residents of Linlithgow and for visitors to see the varied ways the town has appeared in art in its broadest sense including work by painters, cartographers, sculptors, textile artists and so on.
‘Looking at Linlithgow’ is available from local retail outlets for £20.00 or on-line by mail order for £20.00 plus £3.00 postage and packaging.
Linlithgow - Architecture and History of a Scottish Royal Burgh
This generously illustrated 64-page book, by Ron Smith, based on the Architectural and Historical Guide first published by the Trust in 1974, has been revised and expanded.
The book contains around 170 illustrations, plans and other illustrations, mostly in colour and never previously published, giving a comprehensive account of the architecture of the Royal Burgh of Linlithgow.
It contains an original historical overview, an index and has been produced to a highly professional standard, with full annotations to each photograph.
This publication is available from local retail outlets for £8.00 or on-line by mail order for £8.00 plus £2.00 postage and packaging.
Walks around Linlithgow
Walks Around Linlithgow, by the local walker, the late John Davidson, is an attractive and absorbing book providing many interesting snippets of information on local history and wildlife alongside 29 walks.
This excellent publication is available from local retail outlets for £7.00 or on-line by mail order for £7.00 plus £1.00 postage and packaging.
Street Names of Linlithgow and Linlithgow Bridge
This illustrated booklet by local historian and author, Bruce Jamieson, traces the origins of most of the fascinating street names of the Royal Burgh of Linlithgow and Linlithgow Bridge.
This publication is available from local retail outlets for £2.00 or on-line by mail order for £2.00 plus £1.00 postage and packaging.
Linlithgow Street Plan
This excellent street plan of Linlithgow, prepared by Ron Smith, was revised and updated in 2018.
This publication is available from local retail outlets for £2.50 or on-line by mail order for £2.50 plus £1.00 postage and packaging.
Linlithgow Civic Trust Tea Towel
This attractive linen tea towel depicts line drawings by Ron Smith of many of Linlithgow's distinctive buildings.
It is available from local retail outlets for £6.50 or on-line by mail order for £6.50 plus £2.00 postage and packaging.