So that’s it, then. The Star & Garter Trust has been formed, hopefully auspiciously in another Linlithgow pub – the ‘Four Marys’.

David Tait is the founding Chair; Ron Smith of Burgh Beautiful is the founding Treasurer and  Muggins here – Chris Cook – is the founding Secretary.

We’ve adopted a simple but radical ‘lightweight’ constitution as an unincorporated association, just to get things moving. Hopefully it won’t be long before we need to use a more formal legal vehicle, but for the time being, it’s about ‘what works’.

Anyone can join. All you have to do is to share our aim of acquiring the Star & Garter from the liquidator and transforming it into a Linlithgow Community Hub.

We need all the help we can get. If you’re up for it let us know.