A historic Scottish pub will change its name after its owner, Greene King, said it could offend punters who considered it racist.
The Black Bitch, located in Linlithgow, West Lothian, was built in the 17th century and named after a female dog that forms part of the town’s official crest. It still stands as a statue in the town centre.
Local lore dictates that the eponymous greyhound had courageously saved her owner from starvation while they were imprisoned on Linlithgow Loch.
Greene King has now said it will rename the pub to The Black Hound because of the company’s “commitment to being an anti-racist organisation”.