Linlithgow Coronavirus Support A Community Effort

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Thank you to everyone who has offered to be involved in supporting others in our community by completing the Volunteering Form on My Linlithgow. What an amazing response already! We’re not looking for further volunteers at the moment, but as the situation may change please check the website for updates in the following weeks.

There are many groups in Linlithgow that have begun to self-organise and provide support to the community at this time. Linlithgow’s strength is the many groups, volunteers and businesses ready to help those in need. Ensuring all groups work together and in line with Council, NHS and other public sector responses, will be very important to ensure we support those most in need safely, and in the best ways possible, keeping up with all national developments, throughout this crisis.

Volunteer coordination is taking place between the Linlithgow Churches and Linlithgow Link to match volunteers with requests for help. Linlithgow Young People Project is also providing support to young people and families in need.

1st Step is a social enterprise that works with people with experience of addiction and is now delivering essential food and supplies to not only services users but more widely to those in need.

Communication is being coordinated across the community via ourselves using, the Linlithgow Coronavirus Support Facebook group, the Community Council and One Linlithgow BID.

There are also lots of local businesses still open who are providing supplies for people and providing for the town.

One Linlithgow has collated a list of all those that are still open and what services they are providing given the current lockdown. They have helpfully collated under sections covering:

  • Essentials
  • Health
  • Food & Drink
  • Retail
  • Services
  • Beauty
  • Events

You can access the full list here and we’d like to thank all the local business who are still able and continuing to provide these vital services for us all.

A shoutout to Linlithgow Distillery who have donated over 250 litres of hand sanitiser free of charge to many organisations who really need it right now. These include the NHS, Royal Mail, St Michael’s Hospital, Linlithgow Care Home, Brae Court/Bield, West Lothian and Forth Valley Foodbanks and many many more.

This has been possible due to the local community and businesses purchasing bottles over the last couple of weeks. A real community effort!

It goes without saying that all the local staff at the Health Centre and the pharmacies are doing an outstanding job and we’d like to thank them and all the key workers still supporting the community.