West Lothian

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West Lothian

n
(Placename) a council area and historical county of central Scotland, on the Firth of Forth: became part of Lothian region in 1975: reinstated as an independent authority (with revised boundaries) in 1996: agriculture, oil-refining. Administrative centre: Livingston. Pop: 161 020 (2003 est). Area: 425 sq km (164 sq miles)
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West′ Lo′thi•an

(ˈloʊ ði ən)
n.
a historic county in S Scotland. Formerly, Linlithgow.
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CO.UK FACTS KEY DATES: ?12th century - Dundas clan come to live and acquire increasingly large tracts of land along the southern shores of the River Forth ?15th century - the Dundas clan now own greater part of Linlithgowshire (equivalent to West Lothian and the western part of Edinburgh) ?1416 -The Auld Keep of Dundas Castle was built in 1416 for the purposes of being both a home in times of peace and a fortress in times of war ?1818 - the main house was built by the renowned architect William Burn ?1899 - Stewart Clark acquires Dundas Castle with five farms and 1500 acres of agricultural land ?1995 - Sir Jack inherits Dundas on the death of his mother
In 1903, one Alexander Mathieson organized a three-week concert tour of mining villages in Linlithgowshire, the heart of the industrial central belt.
However, DSR's principal professional focus was as commissioner for the estates and mineral rights in Lanarkshire and Linlithgowshire of Scotland's premier earl, the Duke of Hamilton.
As Sir Gawaine, after becoming the 7th Baronet, Polkemmet of Linlithgowshire he continued motor racing and headed his engineering firm, HBC Engineering PLC until his death in 2003.
Lanarkshire beat reigning champs Linlithgowshire 130-121 in yesterday's semi- final while Renfrewshire crushed Highland 129-94 in the other semi.
Emmanuel Shinwell was my predecessor as MP for Linlithgowshire (West Lothian) 1922-24 and 1928-31.