As has been stated this blog is based on the records of the Livingston Development Corporation . A lot of these posts have been based on records that no one thought would be useful to history at the time of their creation but were kept later because they revealed something about what had happened and why.
Very few archival collections are created with an eye for recording history for posterity. However, the LDC did create some records as a legal record of its actions. These parts of the collection are what I refer to as the official history – they would be the key resource, say, if anyone ever wanted to write a history of the organisation (there was, by the way a book commissioned by the LDC called Livingston: The Making of the New Town, which his very much an official history – it misses out all the juicy gossip).
|Plan presented to the LDC board showing |
layout of new golf course. c 1975
|Artistic impression of the then planned Pentland House, Livingston |
|Floor Plan for a community building in Ladywell, c. 1974|