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  • Scottish Book Trust Bookbug Sessions Scottish Book Trust Bookbug Sessions
    Livingston
    Every Wednesday from 1st April 2015 - Wednesday 3rd March 2016

    Come join us for free story, song and rhyme sessions for babies, toddlers, pre-school children and their families.

  • Far From Festival 2016 The Further From Festival 2016: Book Festival
    Linlithgow
    Fri 05 Feb - Sat 06 Feb 2016

    Far From the Madding Crowd, Linlithgow, have introduced a new event to West Lothian's calendar. A 2 day Book Festival providing a fun and interesting weekend of meeting local and established authors.

  • Almond Valley Spring Tingles 2016 Almond Valley Heritage Centre: First Tingles of Spring.
    Livingston
    Sat 06 Feb - Sun 21 Feb 2016

    Winter is over! It's time to get involved this February and enjoy some fantastic spring themed events, taking place within the museum of Almond Valley Heritage Centre.

  • One and Only Direction One and Only Direction: Tribute Band
    Livingston
    Fri 12 Feb 2016

    Formed following the phenomenal success of the world's number one boy band, One and Only Direction have arrived to deliver the ultimate tribute experience.

  • The Larder Cook School Valentines Day The Larder: Valentine Cool & Dine
    Livingston
    Sat 13 Feb 2016

    Spend a relaxing night with your loved one this Valentines Day at The Larder Cook School in Livingston, West Lothian.

  • Larder Cook School Beginners Class The Larder: Beginners Cooking Course
    Livingston
    Thu 25 Feb - Thu 17 Mar 2016

    Build on you culinary skills and learn the skills to cooking the perfect meals with The Larder Cook School's Beginners Cooking Course.

  • The Larder Cook School: Turkish Night The Larder: Turkish Demo & Dine
    Livingston
    Fri 26 Feb 2016

    Enjoy a night of exotic flavours and new tastes with an experienced Turkish Chef at The Larder Cook School in Livingston, West Lothian.

  • Front Linlithgow Burgh Hall: Mothering Sunday Afternoon Tea
    Linlithgow
    Sun 06 Mar 2016

    Gather friends and family and enjoy freshly made sandwiches, scones and cakes with your choice of tea or coffee.

  • The Larder Cook School: Mother's Day Afternoon Tea The Larder: Mother's Day Special Afternoon Tea
    Livingston
    Sun 06 Mar 2016

    Spend Mother's Day with the family for a relaxing afternoon tea at The Larder Cook School in Livingston, West Lothian.

  • FREE Wedding Hall Linlithgow Burgh Halls: Wedding Fair
    Linlithgow
    Sun 13 Mar 2016

    Linlithgow Burgh Halls are hosting a beautiful Wedding Fair, providing all the advice and inspiration needed to kick-start plans for your perfect day.

  • Bo'ness Kinneil Morayshire Berries Re-opening of Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway
    Linlithgow
    Sat 19 Mar 2016

    Join in the fun this spring and get down to Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway for a great day out with the family with various events taking place throughout 2016.

  • Easter Eggcitement Easter Eggcitement at Almond Valley Heritage Centre.
    Livingston
    Fri 25 Mar - Sun 17 Apr 2016

    Almond Valley Heritage Centre, Livingston, are introducing Easter Eggcitement this spring!

  • Regal Community Theatre Lights Bathgate Regal Theatre: Abba Tribute
    Bathgate
    Sun 17 Apr 2016

    Swede Dreamz are performing a fantastic ABBA tribute, for one night only, this April.

  • Festival of Museums Almond Valley Heritage Centre: Festival of Museums
    Livingston
    Sat 14 May - Sun 15 May 2016

    With some special performances as part of the 2016 Festival of Museums, Almond Valley Heritage Centre, introduce 'Terrible Consequences' by Firefly Theatre.

  • British Pipe Band Championship West Lothian Highland Games
    Bathgate
    Sat 28 May 2016

    One day- two great events! Join us for the West Lothian Highland Games and The British Pipe Band Championships which are coming to Bathgate and promise to be a great day out for the family!

  • FREE Bathgate Procession Bathgate Procession & John Newland Festival
    Bathgate
    Sat 04 Jun 2016

    Started in 1844, the Bathgate and John Newland Festival is a true celebration of Bathgate’s history!

  • FREE Linlithgow Marches Linlithgow Marches
    Linlithgow
    Tue 14 Jun 2016

    This historic event has taken place for many hundreds of years originating from a time when it was vital for a community to make sure that its boundaries were intact

  • Hopetoun Horse Trials 4 The Gillespie Macandrew Hopetoun Horse Trials 2016
    South Queensferry
    16 - 19 June 2016

    Incorporating the hugely successful International Horse Trials, this will also be a centrepiece for the finest shopping, Scottish food and drink, live entertainment and country pursuits.

  • Almond Valley logo Almond Valley: Nibblers & Dibblers Sessions.
    Livingston
    Sat 25 Jun - Mon 22 Aug 2016

    Enjoy a fun-filled day with the family during the school holidays. Find the gardener in you and join Almond Valley Heritage Centre to get involved in fun activities for all ages, this summer.

  • Scotch Hop Scotch Hop at Linlithgow Palace
    Linlithgow
    Wed 20 Jul, Wed 17 Aug 2016

    Scotch Hop offers an evening of Scottish dancing for all the family!

  • Party at the Palace Logo Party at The Palace
    Linlithgow
    Sat 13 Aug, Sun 14 Aug 2016

    If you're within striking distance of Linlithgow, clear your diary and buy tickets for what has got to be one of the best two-day music events in Scotland in the most spectacular setting ever.

  • FREE Canal Fun Day Canal Fun Day
    Linlithgow
    Sun 14 Aug 2016

    A fun filled family-friendly day out with a number of activities and attractions to keep everyone amused.

  • © Martine Stead: Norah Devine Stage Linlithgow Folk Festival 2016
    Linlithgow
    September 2016

    The organisers are promising that the next will be the Linlithgow Folk Festival biggest and best year ever!

  • FREE Linlithgow Classic Car Day Linlithgow Classic Car Day 2016
    Linlithgow
    September 2016

    Don’t miss this fun day out for classic car enthusiasts; from pre-war vintage to modern day super cars and motorbikes…

  • FREE Linlithgow Canal Basin- Linlithgow Folk Festival West Lothian Doors Open Days

    September

    Have a look inside the county's buildings!

  • Halloween Spooky Happenings at Almond Valley
    Livingston
    Sat 08 Oct - Sun 30 Oct 2016

    Get in the Spooky Spirit this Halloween and enjoy a fun day at Almond Valley Heritage Centre for all the family to get involved.

  • Linlithgow in Autumn Linlithgow Book Festival 2016
    Linlithgow
    30 October - 1 November 2015

    This fantastic event is perfect for all the book lovers out there. Activities include poetry workshops, book readings & open-mike sessions.

  • Halloween Pumpkins All-Day Halloween Party
    Livingston
    Sat 29 Oct 2016

    A day full of tricks and treats with fun and games for all ages. Get dressed up and head down to Almond Valley Heritage Centre this Halloween 2016.

  • Hopetoun Bonfire & Fireworks Night Hopetoun Bonfire & Fireworks Night 2016
    South Queensferry
    November

    Building on Hopetoun's reputation for putting on one of the best fireworks displays around, 2016's event is set to follow suit as a great evening.

  • Hopetoun Christmas Shopping Fair- Bottles Hopetoun’s Christmas Shopping Fair 2016
    South Queensferry
    Fri 25 Nov - Sun 27 Nov 2016

    Be sure to come along and shop to your hearts content at Hopetoun’s annual Christmas Shopping Fair.

  • FREE Santa in Linlithgow Linlithgow Advent Fayre
    Linlithgow
    Sat 26 Nov 2016

    This annual event offers music, a craft fair, farmers market and the grand torchlight procession culminating in the Christmas light switch on at 6pm!

  • Snowman Santas Farmyard Cottage at Almond Valley
    Livingston
    Sat 03 Dec - Sat 24 Dec 2016

    Enjoy some festive fun with the family on the lead up to Christmas. With visits from Santa, every weekend, and various activities available in the museum, there's plenty to do over the festive season.

  • FREE Christmas Broxburn and Uphall Christmas Party
    Broxburn & Uphall
    Sat 03 Dec 2016

    Music and family entertainment in Broxburn and Uphall throughout the day!

  • Scottish Book Trust Bookbug Sessions Scottish Book Trust Bookbug Sessions
    Livingston
    Every Wednesday from 1st April 2015 - Wednesday 3rd March 2016

    Come join us for free story, song and rhyme sessions for babies, toddlers, pre-school children and their families.

  • Far From Festival 2016 The Further From Festival 2016: Book Festival
    Linlithgow
    Fri 05 Feb - Sat 06 Feb 2016

    Far From the Madding Crowd, Linlithgow, have introduced a new event to West Lothian's calendar. A 2 day Book Festival providing a fun and interesting weekend of meeting local and established authors.

  • Almond Valley Spring Tingles 2016 Almond Valley Heritage Centre: First Tingles of Spring.
    Livingston
    Sat 06 Feb - Sun 21 Feb 2016

    Winter is over! It's time to get involved this February and enjoy some fantastic spring themed events, taking place within the museum of Almond Valley Heritage Centre.

  • One and Only Direction One and Only Direction: Tribute Band
    Livingston
    Fri 12 Feb 2016

    Formed following the phenomenal success of the world's number one boy band, One and Only Direction have arrived to deliver the ultimate tribute experience.

  • The Larder Cook School Valentines Day The Larder: Valentine Cool & Dine
    Livingston
    Sat 13 Feb 2016

    Spend a relaxing night with your loved one this Valentines Day at The Larder Cook School in Livingston, West Lothian.

  • Larder Cook School Beginners Class The Larder: Beginners Cooking Course
    Livingston
    Thu 25 Feb - Thu 17 Mar 2016

    Build on you culinary skills and learn the skills to cooking the perfect meals with The Larder Cook School's Beginners Cooking Course.

  • The Larder Cook School: Turkish Night The Larder: Turkish Demo & Dine
    Livingston
    Fri 26 Feb 2016

    Enjoy a night of exotic flavours and new tastes with an experienced Turkish Chef at The Larder Cook School in Livingston, West Lothian.

  • Front Linlithgow Burgh Hall: Mothering Sunday Afternoon Tea
    Linlithgow
    Sun 06 Mar 2016

    Gather friends and family and enjoy freshly made sandwiches, scones and cakes with your choice of tea or coffee.

  • The Larder Cook School: Mother's Day Afternoon Tea The Larder: Mother's Day Special Afternoon Tea
    Livingston
    Sun 06 Mar 2016

    Spend Mother's Day with the family for a relaxing afternoon tea at The Larder Cook School in Livingston, West Lothian.

  • FREE Wedding Hall Linlithgow Burgh Halls: Wedding Fair
    Linlithgow
    Sun 13 Mar 2016

    Linlithgow Burgh Halls are hosting a beautiful Wedding Fair, providing all the advice and inspiration needed to kick-start plans for your perfect day.

  • Bo'ness Kinneil Morayshire Berries Re-opening of Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway
    Linlithgow
    Sat 19 Mar 2016

    Join in the fun this spring and get down to Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway for a great day out with the family with various events taking place throughout 2016.

  • Easter Eggcitement Easter Eggcitement at Almond Valley Heritage Centre.
    Livingston
    Fri 25 Mar - Sun 17 Apr 2016

    Almond Valley Heritage Centre, Livingston, are introducing Easter Eggcitement this spring!

  • Regal Community Theatre Lights Bathgate Regal Theatre: Abba Tribute
    Bathgate
    Sun 17 Apr 2016

    Swede Dreamz are performing a fantastic ABBA tribute, for one night only, this April.

  • Festival of Museums Almond Valley Heritage Centre: Festival of Museums
    Livingston
    Sat 14 May - Sun 15 May 2016

    With some special performances as part of the 2016 Festival of Museums, Almond Valley Heritage Centre, introduce 'Terrible Consequences' by Firefly Theatre.

  • British Pipe Band Championship West Lothian Highland Games
    Bathgate
    Sat 28 May 2016

    One day- two great events! Join us for the West Lothian Highland Games and The British Pipe Band Championships which are coming to Bathgate and promise to be a great day out for the family!

  • FREE Bathgate Procession Bathgate Procession & John Newland Festival
    Bathgate
    Sat 04 Jun 2016

    Started in 1844, the Bathgate and John Newland Festival is a true celebration of Bathgate’s history!

  • FREE Linlithgow Marches Linlithgow Marches
    Linlithgow
    Tue 14 Jun 2016

    This historic event has taken place for many hundreds of years originating from a time when it was vital for a community to make sure that its boundaries were intact

  • Hopetoun Horse Trials 4 The Gillespie Macandrew Hopetoun Horse Trials 2016
    South Queensferry
    16 - 19 June 2016

    Incorporating the hugely successful International Horse Trials, this will also be a centrepiece for the finest shopping, Scottish food and drink, live entertainment and country pursuits.

  • Almond Valley logo Almond Valley: Nibblers & Dibblers Sessions.
    Livingston
    Sat 25 Jun - Mon 22 Aug 2016

    Enjoy a fun-filled day with the family during the school holidays. Find the gardener in you and join Almond Valley Heritage Centre to get involved in fun activities for all ages, this summer.

  • Scotch Hop Scotch Hop at Linlithgow Palace
    Linlithgow
    Wed 20 Jul, Wed 17 Aug 2016

    Scotch Hop offers an evening of Scottish dancing for all the family!

  • Party at the Palace Logo Party at The Palace
    Linlithgow
    Sat 13 Aug, Sun 14 Aug 2016

    If you're within striking distance of Linlithgow, clear your diary and buy tickets for what has got to be one of the best two-day music events in Scotland in the most spectacular setting ever.

  • FREE Canal Fun Day Canal Fun Day
    Linlithgow
    Sun 14 Aug 2016

    A fun filled family-friendly day out with a number of activities and attractions to keep everyone amused.

  • © Martine Stead: Norah Devine Stage Linlithgow Folk Festival 2016
    Linlithgow
    September 2016

    The organisers are promising that the next will be the Linlithgow Folk Festival biggest and best year ever!

  • FREE Linlithgow Classic Car Day Linlithgow Classic Car Day 2016
    Linlithgow
    September 2016

    Don’t miss this fun day out for classic car enthusiasts; from pre-war vintage to modern day super cars and motorbikes…

  • FREE Linlithgow Canal Basin- Linlithgow Folk Festival West Lothian Doors Open Days

    September

    Have a look inside the county's buildings!

  • Halloween Spooky Happenings at Almond Valley
    Livingston
    Sat 08 Oct - Sun 30 Oct 2016

    Get in the Spooky Spirit this Halloween and enjoy a fun day at Almond Valley Heritage Centre for all the family to get involved.

  • Linlithgow in Autumn Linlithgow Book Festival 2016
    Linlithgow
    30 October - 1 November 2015

    This fantastic event is perfect for all the book lovers out there. Activities include poetry workshops, book readings & open-mike sessions.

  • Halloween Pumpkins All-Day Halloween Party
    Livingston
    Sat 29 Oct 2016

    A day full of tricks and treats with fun and games for all ages. Get dressed up and head down to Almond Valley Heritage Centre this Halloween 2016.

  • Hopetoun Bonfire & Fireworks Night Hopetoun Bonfire & Fireworks Night 2016
    South Queensferry
    November

    Building on Hopetoun's reputation for putting on one of the best fireworks displays around, 2016's event is set to follow suit as a great evening.

  • Hopetoun Christmas Shopping Fair- Bottles Hopetoun’s Christmas Shopping Fair 2016
    South Queensferry
    Fri 25 Nov - Sun 27 Nov 2016

    Be sure to come along and shop to your hearts content at Hopetoun’s annual Christmas Shopping Fair.

  • FREE Santa in Linlithgow Linlithgow Advent Fayre
    Linlithgow
    Sat 26 Nov 2016

    This annual event offers music, a craft fair, farmers market and the grand torchlight procession culminating in the Christmas light switch on at 6pm!

  • Snowman Santas Farmyard Cottage at Almond Valley
    Livingston
    Sat 03 Dec - Sat 24 Dec 2016

    Enjoy some festive fun with the family on the lead up to Christmas. With visits from Santa, every weekend, and various activities available in the museum, there's plenty to do over the festive season.

  • FREE Christmas Broxburn and Uphall Christmas Party
    Broxburn & Uphall
    Sat 03 Dec 2016

    Music and family entertainment in Broxburn and Uphall throughout the day!

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  • Anna at Linlithgow Palace
  • The Cupcake Cafe Bar
  • International Horse Trials Preview
  • A Walk in Almondell, West Lothian
  • New Hopetoun Gardens
  • The Linlithgow Canal Centre
  • Welcome to West Lothian
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  • Kingsfield Events
  • The Snow in West Lothian
  • Snowdrop Walk at Hopetoun House
  • Hopetoun House Fireworks
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