Coronavirus: Immune Response

One Linlithgow used its £15,000 'BIDs Resilience' funding from Scottish Government/Scotland's Towns Partnership to deliver a tailored response for our member businesses.

We have handed out thousands of disposable face masks, countless litres of locally-produced hand sanitiser, distancing floor stickers, posters, disposable gloves and much more.

Throughout lockdown, we kept this website updated with impartial information and links to local and national support channels, and collaborated with the Black Bitch community magazine to produce a list of businesses, which had found innovative ways to continue trading safely.  The list was updated for each issue.

We organised a 'grand reopening hamper' as the country entered 'Phase 3' of exiting lockdown, and provided direct support to businesses unsure of which avenues of government support they were entitled to.

Reopening Hamper

Perhaps most importantly, we have paid out over £5,000 in grants, to help reimburse beleaguered businesses having to shell out for their own items of PPE, which we were not stocking off-the-peg.  Mainly, this went towards installation of acrylic 'sneeze screens' across town, keeping staff and customers safe across Linlithgow.

Screens at Purely Patchwork

Funding is now spent in full, but One Linlithgow continues to supply PPE kits and grants to all member businesses.  Just contact us to take advantage!

The Virus Won’t Retire Us! One Linlithgow secures £15,000 external funding

Many BIDs across the UK are being forced to mothball until businesses can reopen.  This will make it doubly difficult for them to be there ready to help when the time comes.

At One Linlithgow, because we predicated our business plan on strong ties with community groups that are more than just lip service, we have secured £15,000 Government funding to support the local COVID-19 response.  We will be providing meaningful, direct support to our members and the wider Linlithgow community, but the continued operation also means that we will be prepared for the slow return to feet on the streets, promoting businesses and ensuring that customers trust Linlithgow to take sensible measures to prevent/mitigate further outbreaks.

We will not be issuing demands for payment of BID levy until at least September 2020 and we will be using the external funding to deliver our part of the town-wide community response until then, so that no member business must subsidise activity while closed down.

Loyalty Lottery – the Jackpot won’t stop!

There's not much good news for businesses in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, but we're keeping spirits high with the Loyalty Lottery!

February 2020 saw winners made in Mackie & Brechin vets, Lilypond Crafts & Gifts, and Complete Health at the Millstone. The streets of Linlithgow looked very different when those lucky transactions were made, with most towns and cities across the globe now eerily quiet... but we at One Linlithgow have vowed to unite those loyal local shoppers and service users with their goodies!

Any winners in self-isolation, or practising social distancing, can call up their favourite outlets and browse "virtually", before selecting their prizes and having us deliver them contact-free to their door.

We're also working on more comprehensive ways to keep retail afloat in these difficult months - and we understand the urgency of enacting emergency measures without delay. Keep an eye on this site and our social media channels, or contact us using the form (just click "contact" on the main menu) for the latest.