Linlithgow flooding caused by torrential rain

Torrential rain brought local flooding last week, including at Linlithgow Cricket Club.

By Kevin Quinn
Friday, 4th September 2020, 10:37 am
Linlithgow Cricket Club's clubhouse was flooded.
Linlithgow Cricket Club's clubhouse was flooded.

Luckily the damage caused by an overflow drain on Edinburgh Road was less than first feared.

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Club president Laura Newman said: “We expected a lot of damage but we have not actually had to claim insurance. The field is really wet and i It did go into the foundations of the building but it dissipated very quickly.”
A Scottish Fire & Rescue Service spokesperson said: We were alerted from around 6.30pm on Thursday, August 27, to reports of significant flooding affecting parts of West Lothian due to heavy rain.

“Firefighters were in attendance at a number of incidents across Broxburn, Linlithgow, Ratho and other areas.”

Linlithgow Cricket Club's ground flooded.