Recollections of Philpstoun and the Binns

In 1944 and 1945 the Linlithgowshire Gazette ran two pieces by an unknown contributor who was brought up in the vicinity of the House of Binns and is known to us only as W.S (Avenues).

The first article appeared over two issues of the paper on 26th May and 14th June 1944 and the second was spread over three issues between August and September 1945.

These articles are a very personal account of being brought up in West Lothian presumably in the mid to late 19th Century and the accounts are full of gems of information that would most likely have been lost otherwise.