So I linked to my first blog post on a couple of Facebook groups and also tweeted the link.

We now have a gifted amateur beer guru interested enough to say that this is the sort of community project she’s been looking for and even potentially willing to relocate to Linlithgow to help with it. More to the point, in principle, she’ll chuck £20k into ‘Star Stock’ – of which more anon. So that’s our first pledge of funding.

Then there’s a very talented entrepreneur behind a Swedish Eco Village who would love to facilitate a community funding workshop in Linlithgow if his flights from Stockholm are covered.

And that’s just the first morning………..