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Dogs on show at Linlithgow Peel

29 April 2008

The Rangers at Linlithgow Peel, in association with Linlithgow Burgh Beautiful, are encouraging locals to get involved in the Burgh Beautiful Dog Show. Taking place on Saturday 3 May this fun-packed day will feature fun and games for all dog lovers.

At the Dog Show there will rides and stalls for big kids and small. There will be the opportunity for visitors to enrol their dogs in obedience training where experts will demonstrate the skills required to keep a dog well-behaved at all times. There will also be the chance to enter pets into prize-winning classes including ‘Waggiest Tail’, ‘Best Junior Handler’, ‘Cutest Puppy’ and ‘Sit and Stay’.

Ian Lewis, Linlithgow Peel Ranger, said;

“The Burgh Beautiful Dog Show promises to be a great day out for all dog-loving families, with fun and games for all ages. There are some really fun prize-categories that puppies and older dogs can join in, so everyone can get involved. It’s a nice reminder too that Linlithgow Peel is a fantastic space for walks, with nature and history all rolled into one.”

There are competition classes on throughout the afternoon from 13.30 to 15.15 with entry at only £1 per dog, per entry. Winners will receive a special rosette and a goody bag to say congratulations. Entries for the classes can be submitted from 12.30.

Notes for editors

  • The magnificent ruins of Linlithgow Palace, set in the Royal Park or Peel beside Linlithgow Loch, are situated in Linlithgow, off the M9. Tel: 01506 842896. Admission: adult £5.20, child £2.60, concession £4.20.
  • Linlithgow Loch is a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to its large wildfowl population and abundance of wildlife.
  • Linlithgow Peel Rangers are part of Historic Scotland’s network of Rangers – there are also Ranger services at Holyrood Park and at Skara Brae in Orkney.
  • Every year, Historic Scotland stages an extensive annual programme of events at its properties in care, with the aim of bringing history to life in an entertaining and informative way.  For details visit www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/events
  • Members can get free entry to all daytime events, plus unlimited entry to over 70 historic properties throughout Scotland. Prices start from £38 a year.
  • Historic Scotland has 345 outstanding historic properties and sites in its care. These include some of the leading tourism attractions in the country, including Edinburgh, Stirling, and Urquhart castles, Fort George, Linlithgow Palace, the Border Abbeys and Skara Brae. For details visit www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/places
  • Historic Scotland’s mission is to safeguard Scotland’s historic environment and to promote its understanding and enjoyment.

For further information


Laura Adamson
PR Executive
Marketing and Media
0131 668 8959 or 07769 630 763
laura.adamson@scotland.gsi.gov.uk