Beginnings

West Linton and District Historical Association began its life after an exhibition of West Linton Antiquities was held in the Graham Institute. This event aroused considerable interest, and in 1976, under the leadership of Mrs Isabelle Paterson (a teacher in West Linton Primary School at the time) and Miss Frances Young, the West Linton Antiquities Association was formed. This group later became known as the West Linton and District Historical Association.