Report of the Sanitary Inspector …...the drains at Westerton Rows are in altogether unsatisfactory state. They are too flat and consequently the pipes are lying half full of silt. The question has been before the company (Youngs's Oil Company) for the past twelve months, but very little had been done to improve matters. I have to ask authority to serve the statutory notice.
West Lothian Courier 6th July 1906
Another local village; Westerton is on the way out, as the houses are to be closed as they become vacant. This little hamlet, which was originally built to house shale miners, was, from the time it was built, a happy go-ahead community, and there are many in the district who will hear with regret of the "passing" of this village.
West Lothian Courier, 2nd April 1954