The Volunteer Arms

Volunteer Arms LogoHaving acquired the land in 1884, the present ale house was opened in 1895 by William Paterson, a spirit merchant who also owned Ashfield Buildings. Paterson was originally from Dunfermline.  William Paterson was a member of the local militia or volunteers.

The UPHALL Company (5th Corps of the 1st Battalion Linlithgowshire Volunteers) was formed at Uphall on 18th March 1872.

In March 1888 (By Army Order 144 of April), the 1st Linlithgow Rifle Volunteer Corps including E Division (Uphall) became the 8th Volunteer Battalion of the The Royal Scots.

In 1908 The Volunteer Force was replaced by the Territorial Army – and in that same year William Paterson named his pub The Volunteer Arms.....

.....and the tartan carpet in The Volunteer Arms? Royal Stewart, the tartan of The Royal Scots Pipers.

To mark the occasion of a recent refurbishment, a flyer was issued in the community.  You can view it by clicking here.

Uphall Cemetery Burials

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