Local business updates: “Lockdown in Linlithgow”

Updated: Friday 15th May

We’ve compiled a list of businesses in Linlithgow, which are still trading despite lockdown, whether that’s by delivering or taking classes online. We encourage everyone to support local businesses through this. We’re delighted to include more businesses this week than last. If your business isn’t here, but should be, please contact us here

If your favourite business isn’t on this list, have a look at our bespoke One Linlithgow section of TideOver (tideover.co/product-category/one-linlithgow), where you can buy vouchers to spend when they reopen. They’ll receive 75% straight away, so they can keep afloat in the meantime. Many have taken the decision to close until lockdown is lifted, but of all the hundreds of businesses across Linlithgow, whose updates we checked, none said they were closing permanently. They’re all looking forward to opening their doors to you again when this is all over!

The best way to keep up to date is to check the Facebook (FB) page of the business you’d like to use. We’ve included contact details with each entry (where available) and divided the list up as follows:

  1. Essentials
  2. Health/fitness
  3. Food & Drink
  4. Retail
  5. Services
  6. Beauty
  7. Events


1. Essentials

This section includes supermarkets, for everyday essentials, but also banks (there’s only one left in Linlithgow) and local suppliers. Thankfully, we’ve seen off the panic-buying phase, but it’s still more important than ever to support your local suppliers… and if you’re still finding that flour is in short supply, try Complete Health!

BUSINESSUPDATE
AldiReduced opening hours: 8am-8pm daily, except Sunday (9am – 6pm). This is to allow shelves to be replenished during period of increased demand.
Bank Of ScotlandReduced opening hours: Mon-Fri 10am-2pm.
Complete Health at the MillstoneDelivery only, to ensure health of customers. Please continue placing orders, ideally the day before to allow preparation.
Court ResidenceOpen to key/essential workers in need of accommodation, or to assist locals unable to return to their permanent residence due to insurance claim damage e.g. flooding.
Pets At HomeSelling essential pet products (food and medications), please do not come to store unless essential.
Post OfficeReduced hours due to staff shortages. Regular FB updates.
Sainsbury’sOpening hours 8am-8pm every day. Priority to NHS ID holders 7:30am-8am. Priority to elderly, carers and disabled customers Mon/Wed/Fri 8am-9am.
TD AndersonTrading throughout and ramping up deliveries. Get in touch through the usual means!
TescoOpen 7am-10pm every day, except Sundays (10am-8pm). Elderly & vulnerable priority Mon/Wed/Fri 9am-10am. NHS priority Tue/Thu/Sun 9am-10am.
Williamscraig Holiday Cottages Open to key/essential workers and insurance claims.


2. Health/Fitness

These are also essential, of course, but more specifically to do with your health, or the health of your pets. If you can help unburden the NHS by contacting your dentist, optician or pharmacist for non-emergency queries, please do so. To keep your mind and body healthy during lockdown, why not join an online fitness session with Flex Fitness or Kinneil Fitness?

BUSINESSUPDATE
Andy’s Bike ClinicClosed to “normal” customers, but attempting to work on bikes owned by key workers. Naturally, social distancing is observed and all bikes are disinfected with isopropanol on collection and subsequent return. Active on FB.
BootsContrary to some reports, Boots WILL NOT be selling COVID-19 testing kits, or performing tests in-store. Non-essential items unavailable to order online, to enable delivery of essential pharmaceutical items.
Central Scotland Ballet SchoolOnline classes and a comprehensive, successful YouTube channel, all accessible through the website.
Devine DentalDental emergencies only. Please call ahead. No walk-ins.
Flex FitnessVirtual classes offered online to keep you in shape! Contact by phone, email, FB or website to arrange.
Hendry OptometristsOpen for essential and urgent eyecare only. Mon-Fri 10:00 – 16:00.
Kinneil FitnessDaily classes for members, via members page. Different types of workout. Stay healthy on lockdown!
Linlithgow ChiropracticEmergencies only. Please call or send Facebook message.
Linlithgow Dental CareTelephone advice services offered to relieve pressure on NHS.
Linlithgow PhysiotherapyClosed, but will contact everyone, who had an appointment. Looking into offering online consultations.
Lloyds Pharmacy Please only visit if you have to.
Mackie & Brechin Reduced hours (check FB for details). Out-of-hours service unaffected. Surgery open only for emergencies.
Natural Therapies Footcare at Natural Therapies: emergency podiatry appointments/advice, please contact by phone or FB. Bespoke Brows running competitions on FB.
Robert Callander Opticians In case of emergency, call or email.
Specsavers Open to deliver urgent care to those who need it most. Hours may vary, so please call ahead.
West Port Dental Practice Surgery closed, but telephone advice line operating weekdays 10am-5pm (07709 608079).
West Port Veterinary Clinic Please email rather than phone if you need medication, check FB for updates. Restricted opening times due to reduced staff.


3. Food and Drink

Please note that restaurants, which usually offer delivery, are largely still open and taking orders as usual. This list shows updates from cafés and restaurants that you may not automatically expect to offer takeaway/delivery services. Many cafés are closed, but some are operating reduced hours for takeaways/preorders/delivery.

BUSINESSUPDATE
Ashmaan Restaurant Currently closed altogether, but planning to reopen 12th April for takeaway/delivery.
Bar Leo Takeaway/delivery available.
Crannog Delivering wholesome food to the elderly/vulnerable. Mon/Wed/Fri  10am-12pm. To place an advance order the evening before, contact 07795 325064.
Delhi’s Winter Delivery available (pay on phone when ordering).
Golden Chip Open for takeaways, observing social distancing safety measures
Lochside Café Keep an eye on their Facebook page. Open periodically for takeaway only.
Mason Belle’s Kitchen Closed, but vouchers extended/rescheduled once normal service resumed. Vouchers also available through TideOver.co
Oliphant’s Bakers Operating reduced hours but still trading – call ahead for update.
Sweet Little Cheesecake Café Open for collection/deliveries. Please contact by mobile to order.


4. Retail

Many of our wonderfully unique, independent businesses operate online, as well as from their bricks-and-mortar premises. Others, such as Linlithgow DIY, have simply adapted to lockdown with ease, taking orders by phone and arranging collection and delivery. In some cases, shops are closed entirely, but the owner wanted to get a message to customers, which we have included here.

BUSINESSUPDATE
2 Feet 1stKeep an eye on their Facebook page. They’re more than happy to discuss what you need over the phone. Payments can be taken over the phone and orders posted to you.
A Wee Mindin Shop closed, but makes bespoke handmade cards, taking orders by phone or via private Facebook message.
Centre Stage Dancewear Free delivery on all items (call 07850 879743 to order/arrange). Contact-free delivery. Keep in touch on FB.
Elevation Cycles Shop open reduced hours, with social distancing being observed. Website is operational for sales of new bikes. Emails monitored as always.
Fair Tradewinds Offering digital vouchers on “TideOver.co” and updating customers regularly on FB.
Far From The Madding Crowd Trial collection service from shop: Tue-Sat 10am-2pm. Phone during these hours with any queries, or for recommendations.
J. Walker Carpets Offered delivery service to Linlithgow and nearby towns at time of last communication. Call for update.
Jewellery By Design Shop closed but very active on Facebook. Email with any queries/updates on existing orders.
Kapital Kilts Shop closed. Available by appointment only for kilt hire/purchase. Happy to move any hires affected by postponed events. Email with any enquiries.
Kütchenhaus Shop closed, but open for business! Offering a remote design service. Email plans/measurements, or discuss on the phone/Zoom/Skype.
Lilypond Crafts & Gifts Shop closed, but fully functioning website allows browsing as well as purchasing. Free delivery to EH49 and EH51. Offering digital vouchers on “TideOver.co”.
Linlithgow Distillery Closed to the public, but supplying hand sanitiser to frontline workers e.g. NHS, Police Scotland, Scottish Ambulance Service, food banks and many more. Keep an eye on Facebook to check when they reopen to the public.
Linlithgow DIY Collections from shop and deliveries available. Contact by phone to discuss. Updates on FB.
Linlithgow Pottery Studio closed but happy to discuss commissions. Offering digital vouchers on “TideOver.co”.
Linlithgow Stoves & Gifts Shop closed, but coal merchants still delivering. Increase in orders following lockdown, but working to fulfil orders.
Little Beau Peep If you need anything from the shop and live locally, just send a Facebook message and they’ll deliver free of charge!
mid-C-mod Shop closed, but items on sale on eBay under the seller name “midcmod”.
Network Promotions Lots of great ideas in response to coronavirus, including sanitiser dispensers, PPE and more. Offices closed, but still open for business… just contact by email.
The Line Gallery Gallery closed but keeping you entertained by posting lots of local art on their FB page, including Lockdown Postcards. Offering digital vouchers on “TideOver.co”.
The Thread Counter Home delivery service. Call 07507 814701, email or contact through FB. The website will be updated with new products. Producing face masks.
Tracey Victoria Interiors Shop closed, but interior design, curtain making and room styling services, subject to social distancing. Website running as always. Contact for any gifts, which can be delivered. Offering digital vouchers on “TideOver.co”.
Truly Scrumptious Designer Cakes Please contact using mobile number. Taking orders and helping people rearrange events.
West End Gallery Gallery closed, but website running and contactable by mobile phone 07786 628892


5. Services

Please remember that effectively all services, which don’t inherently require close contact, are operating as usual, but usually not from their physical premises (e.g. solicitors). This list shows service providers, which have had to close due to lockdown, but which are adapting by communicating with their client base in new ways, as well as any other One Linlithgow member business asking to be added to the list.

BUSINESSUPDATE
Ander Tax Fully contactable by email and dealing with all business as usual. If you find yourself indoors more, get a head start on your tax return!
Barclay & Co Open for business – most staff working from home, skeleton staff on site. Please pre-arrange delivery of books by calling office beforehand.
Dogstar Grooming Closed but posting regular instructional videos, showing how to groom your dog at home until reopening.
EK:JN Full team working from home, contactable by usual phone number/email. Construction suspended but still preparing designs, drawings, models, planning applications and building warrants, ready to resume normal service when lockdown ends.
Fone Republic Contact via Facebook to arrange repairs.
Im-Pressed Delivery service available as usual (as of 18th March, call for update).
Kidz Stop Linlithgow nursery closed, but Bo’ness nursery (151 Dean Road, Bo’ness EH51 0HE [next to Kinneil Primary]) open for children of key workers.
Linlithgow Travel “Don’t cancel, postpone!”. Premises closed but available usual business hours by email or by phone (Mon, Tue, Wed: 07468 867102 or 07517 105983. Thu, Fri, Sat: 07772 5709323 or 07843 448190)
Linlithgow Tyres & Exhausts Open Mon-Fri 9am-2pm. Customers are advised to make an appointment to limit the number of people in the garage at one time.
Lothlorien Dog Services Services migrated online. Puppy classes and instruction on socialising your puppy during the lockdown. Contact by phone or FB.
Mike’s Taxis Open for business
Whose Land Scotland Operating remotely and contactable by the usual means shown.
Ander Tax Fully contactable by email and dealing with all business as usual. If you find yourself indoors more, get a head start on your tax return!
Barclay & Co Open for business – most staff working from home, skeleton staff on site. Please pre-arrange delivery of books by calling office beforehand.


6. Beauty

Unfortunately, this sector is likely to be hit hardest in the long term: as non-essential services largely impossible to deliver without physical contact, there’s little we can do to support them until not only lockdown is lifted, but also social distancing requirements relaxed. Two such businesses have contacted their clients with offers of remote advice and digital content to keep them looking and feeling beautiful until then!

BUSINESSUPDATE
Beautique Beauty Salon Closed, but contactable via Facebook. You can purchase vouchers to help tide Aimee over until she can open doors again. Send a private FB message for skincare advice.
Chakir Hairdressing Online hair/make-up tutorials and other fun messing about (on FB) until reopening is allowed.


7. Events

Without knowing when lockdown will be lifted, businesses relying on events will be faced with even greater uncertainty than others. These three had messages for their clients – and you can still contact them using the details shown.

BUSINESSUPDATE
Burgh Halls Closed. If you have an event booked, call or email to discuss.
Eeek! Escape Rooms Offering vouchers to anyone booked in and unable to attend during the virus outbreak. Existing vouchers expiring during lockdown will be accepted upon reopening.
Linlithgow Canal Centre Closed until allowed to reopen. Refunds for charters until end April. New edition of “Basin Banter” provides reading material until then!

Should your business be on this list? Please let us know.

We’ve tried our best to ensure that all information is accurate, but with the rapidly changing situation, some of it might not be. Please also let us know if you spot something that’s incorrect.