Fiona Hyslop MSP Press Comment on New Community Survey for St Michael’s Hospital:

“Since the temporary closure of St Michael’s Hospital in Linlithgow there has been much discussion and speculation about what can and should be done with the buildings and its expansive grounds.

“The site at St Michael’s Hospital was gifted by the Church to the Health Board in the 19th Century to be used as a health facility and it is believed by many that there is a clear moral and potentially legal case for the land to be returned to the Church if it is not used by the Health Board for this purpose.

“The future use of this facility needs to benefit the community and so it is only right that the community has a say in how this is shaped. I would urge any local person with an interest in the building and its former services to make their views known by filling out the survey compiled by the Linlithgow and Linlithgow Bridge Community Council and the Friends of St Michael’s Group.”

You can fill this out online or in person at the Far from the Madding Crowd Book Shop in Linlithgow.