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|Whitburn crowned Festival of Brass winners|
Scotland's top six brass bands have been competing at the annual West Lothian Festival of Brass.
|Five honoured on Birthday Honours list|
|Five outstanding West Lothian individuals have been honoured on the Queen's Birthday Honours List.
The list aims to recognise people for their achievements in public life, as well as those who have dedicated themselves to serving and helping Britain.
Order of the British Empire (OBE) medals were awarded to West Lothian College Principal and Chief Executive Mhairi Harrington from Livingston, Chief Executive of Inverclyde Council John Mundell from Kirknewton, Stirling University Professor June Andrews from Mid Calder and former Bathgate Academy pupil and Cabinet Office Programme Director Colin Dingwall.
The Member of the British Empire (MBE) award was also presented to Livingston's Maria MacNamara, founder of the Smalls for All charity.
|£2 million investment targets jobs, innovation and exporting|
|West Lothian's Enterprise Sub Group, which administers the West Lothian Economic Growth Plan, has agreed further innovative and ambitious proposals to support local companies to develop international markets and innovate.
The Enterprise Sub Group is led by West Lothian Council and made up of representatives from the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise and West Lothian College.
|New Head Teacher for new Armadale Primary School.|
|The Head Teacher has been confirmed for the new Southdale Primary School in Armadale.
Geraldine Armstrong will take up the post in August when Southdale school is scheduled for completion. Geraldine is an experienced head who previously worked in West Dunbartonshire as Head Teacher for nine years.
|Gardening Scotland success|
|West Lothian had multiple successes at the recent Gardening Scotland Show.
The annual Scottish Gardening Show is a high-profile national event attended by thousands of people from all over the country.
The Senior Nurture Class pupils from Broxburn Academy picked up Gold and Silver Gilt Awards along with third place overall in the annual competition.
A group of adults who attend Pathways at Quigley House was also successful in receiving a Gold Award for their Ice Cream Parlour themed Pallet Garden.
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