The brick rows belonging to Broxburn Oil Company at Holygate and at Greendykes Road suffered most, owing to the chimney-stalks falling through the roofs. In this way 15 houses were rendered uninhabitable, the families having to remove yesterday. At Holygate the residents had narrow escapes from injury, one family having to be extricated from the debris. Telegraphic communication was broken, and broken trees, pailings, flagstaffs, &c, all told of the tremendous force of the wind.
Glasgow Herald, 22nd December 1900
Report on housing conditions at Old Holygate.
West Lothian Courier (page 3.), 14th July 1911
Houses in the Old Holygate are being demolished.
West Lothian Courier (page 8), 27th March 1936
Progress on new houses being built at Holygate.
West Lothian Courier (page 7), 5th November 1937