Fiona Celebrates Anderson’s Place in Scottish History

Fiona Hyslop MSP for Lothians celebrated the inclusion of West Lothian based butchers, T D Anderson’s into a book by Historic Scotland examining the architectural history of shops in Scotland by presenting a signed copy to T D Butchers this week.

The book includes a photograph and note about the tiling in the interior of the remarkable T D Anderson’s Butchers on the Main Street in Linlithgow.

Commenting, Ms Hyslop said:

“Linlithgow people buying their butcher’s meat over the years at Andersons have probably gotten used to the exquisit tiling pictures of Linlithgow Palace but they really are something special to record.

“I am glad that Andersons Butchers made it in to this important books which I was pleased to present to Mr George Smith.

“Traditional shops and shop fronts such as Anderson’s Butchers form the heart of many high streets across Scotland and play an important part in our history.

“Linlithgow town has many distinctive and recognisable shop front styles, which form the economic and social building blocks of our town centres – they are woven into the social fabric of our towns and communities.

“Like the building holding our local Butchers, the architecture and conservation of Linlithgow’s older buildings are of great importance in order to retain town centres that are individual, appealing and meaningful.”

On Tuesday (29th June) Ms Hyslop formally launched “Scotland’s Shops”, a new Historic Scotland book written by Dr Lindsay Lennie, in her Ministerial Capacity for Minister for Culture. The book was launched in one of Scotland’s most iconic shops, Jenners Department Store, Princes Street, Edinburgh.

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