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  • FREE Artists in Conversation - Michael Craik and Eric Cruikshank Talk Artists in Conversation - Michael Craik and Eric Cruikshank Talk
    Livingston
    Fri 10 Apr - Sun 24 May 2015

    Join us as both exhibiting artists speak about their work and the processes involved in creating their unique abstract and thought-provoking works.

  • Howden Park Centre A Celebration of John Denver
    Livingston
    Fri 01 May 2015

    A truly unique artist, John Denver inspired a generation, penning some of American folk rock's most memorable hits - Take Me Home Country Roads, for example.

  • Almond Valley Dancing in the Streets
    Livingston
    Fri 15 May - Sat 16 May 2015

    This event is sure to get you dancing as Almond Valley hosts their first, ever ceilidh as part of our 2015 Festival of Museums weekend activities.

  • FREE Livingston Art Association Annual Exhibition Livingston Art Association Annual Exhibition

    Fri 29 May - Sun 05 Jul 2015

    A new exhibition of work created by members of Howden Park Centre's resident art group, Livingston Art Association.

  • British Pipe Band Championship Bathgate 2015, West Lothian Highland Games and British Pipe Band Championships
    Bathgate
    Sat 30 May 2015

    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 06 Jun 2015

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

  • FREE Linlithgow Marches Linlithgow Marches
    Linlithgow
    Tue 16 Jun 2015

    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 2015
    South Queensferry
    Thu 25 Jun - Sun 28 Jun 2015

    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.

  • Spectacular Jousting Spectacular Jousting at Linlithgow Palace
    Linlithgow
    July

    Hear the thunder of hooves and the crack of lances splintering as our brave knights stage an unforgettable display of horsemanship and skill with sword and lance.

  • Tartan Tales by Artie Trezise Tartan Tales by Artie Trezise
    Livingston
    Sun 12 Jul 2015

    The Singing Kettle's creator and former star, Artie Trezise, is back with his exciting new show for all the family.

  • Play with Patterns - SUMMER ARTS Play with Patterns - SUMMER ARTS
    Livingston
    Mon 13 Jul, Tue 14 Jul, Fri 17 Jul 2015

    Age: 6-10. Enjoy a fun week using a wide variety of art materials and techniques to explore the bright, bold intricate world of patterns.

  • no image Pop World - SUMMER ARTS

    Mon 13 Jul - Fri 17 Jul 2015

    Age: 6-10. Learn basic dance moves and singing techniques in this popular fun class led by professional tutors.

  • Scotch Hop Scotch Hop at Linlithgow Palace
    Linlithgow
    Wed 15 Jul, Wed 22 Jul, Wed 29 Jul, Wed 05 Aug, Wed 12 Aug 2015

    Scotch Hop returns for its 26th year and offers an evening of Scottish dancing for all the family!

  • Arts and Crafts - SUMMER ARTS Arts and Crafts - SUMMER ARTS
    Livingston
    Mon 20 Jul - Fri 24 Jul 2015

    Age 8-12. Spend a week exploring art and craft in fun and imaginative ways.

  • FREE French Fine Art Fair French Fine Art Fair
    Livingston
    Fri 24 Jul, Sat 25 Jul, Sat 25 Jul, Sun 26 Jul, Sun 26 Jul 2015

    Bonjour! Welcome to a special weekend Fine Art Fair brought to us direct from France by Douai Artists International.

  • Pirates and Princesses - Funbox Pirates and Princesses - Funbox
    Linlithgow
    Sun 02 Aug 2015

    Setting sail on an all new adventure for 2015; Pirates and Princesses is the brand new show from Anya, Kevin and Gary (formerly of the Singing Kettle). Together they are FUNBOX.

  • Party At The Palace 2014 2 Party at The Palace
    Linlithgow
    Sat 08 Aug - Sun 09 Aug 2015

    The Biggest Party of the Summer!

  • FREE Canal Fun Day Canal Fun Day
    Linlithgow
    Sun 16 Aug 2015

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

  • Blues Brothers Experience The Blues Brothers Experience

    Sat 29 Aug 2015

    Attention theatre-goers...local law enforcement are on the lookout for two men dressed in black suits, hats, ties and sunglasses.

  • FREE Party in the Park 2014 Party in the Park
    Bathgate
    September

    The Family Fun and Live Music Day at Kirkton Park Bathgate in Association with Friends of Kirkton Park and West Lothian Council

  • Halloween Scary Tales
    Livingston
    Sat 10 Oct - Fri 30 Oct 2015

    From fairy fables to nasty nightmares, explore a storybook world of magic and shadows with mysteries to solve, games to play, and a scary surprise around every corner.

  • Back to Broadway Back to Broadway

    Sat 24 Oct - Sat 24 Oct 2015

    Back To Broadway is the all-singing, all-dancing, theatrical sensation that invites you to take a breathtaking journey through the magical world of musicals!

  • Halloween Pumpkins All-Day Halloween Party
    Livingston
    Sat 31 Oct 2015

    Halloween games and dancing, dressing-up and crafty creations. The trails, tricks, treats and scream-out-loud fun carries on until after the sun goes down

  • Hopetoun Bonfire & Fireworks Night Hopetoun Fireworks Night
    Linlithgow
    Sat 07 Nov 2015

    Building on Hopetoun's reputation for putting on one of the most spectacular fireworks displays around, 2015's celebrations are set to be bigger than ever!

  • Christmas Santa's Farmyard Cottage
    Livingston
    Weekends from 28 Nov - 20 Dec, plus Mon- Thurs 21- 24 Dec

    Santa visits Almond Valley once again, settling into his farmyard cottage set within a chilly midwinter forest. Meet the animals as they get ready for a merry Christmas!

  • Floodlighting Crafty Christmas Creations
    South Queensferry
    Sun 06 Dec 2015

    Get hands on at Hopetoun and create some spectacular handmade decorations using natural materials, why not have a go at making your own Christmas wreath?

  • Santa at the Linlithgow Canal Centre Santa is visiting Linlithgow Canal Centre
    Linlithgow
    Saturday and Sunday 12 & 13 and 19 & 20 December

    Santa is on his way and will be in his grotto at the Linlithgow Union Canal Centre on the weekend of the 12th and 19th December

  • Stewart Frances: Pun Gent Stewart Frances: Pun Gent
    Livingston
    Wed 16 Dec 2015

    The star of 'Mock The Week', 'Michael McIntyre's Roadshow' and 'Live At The Apollo', embarks on a brand new stand up tour with a fantastic and hilarious new show!

  • FREE Artists in Conversation - Michael Craik and Eric Cruikshank Talk Artists in Conversation - Michael Craik and Eric Cruikshank Talk
    Livingston
    Fri 10 Apr - Sun 24 May 2015

    Join us as both exhibiting artists speak about their work and the processes involved in creating their unique abstract and thought-provoking works.

  • Howden Park Centre A Celebration of John Denver
    Livingston
    Fri 01 May 2015

    A truly unique artist, John Denver inspired a generation, penning some of American folk rock's most memorable hits - Take Me Home Country Roads, for example.

  • Almond Valley Dancing in the Streets
    Livingston
    Fri 15 May - Sat 16 May 2015

    This event is sure to get you dancing as Almond Valley hosts their first, ever ceilidh as part of our 2015 Festival of Museums weekend activities.

  • FREE Livingston Art Association Annual Exhibition Livingston Art Association Annual Exhibition

    Fri 29 May - Sun 05 Jul 2015

    A new exhibition of work created by members of Howden Park Centre's resident art group, Livingston Art Association.

  • British Pipe Band Championship Bathgate 2015, West Lothian Highland Games and British Pipe Band Championships
    Bathgate
    Sat 30 May 2015

    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 06 Jun 2015

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

  • FREE Linlithgow Marches Linlithgow Marches
    Linlithgow
    Tue 16 Jun 2015

    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 2015
    South Queensferry
    Thu 25 Jun - Sun 28 Jun 2015

    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.

  • Spectacular Jousting Spectacular Jousting at Linlithgow Palace
    Linlithgow
    July

    Hear the thunder of hooves and the crack of lances splintering as our brave knights stage an unforgettable display of horsemanship and skill with sword and lance.

  • Tartan Tales by Artie Trezise Tartan Tales by Artie Trezise
    Livingston
    Sun 12 Jul 2015

    The Singing Kettle's creator and former star, Artie Trezise, is back with his exciting new show for all the family.

  • Play with Patterns - SUMMER ARTS Play with Patterns - SUMMER ARTS
    Livingston
    Mon 13 Jul, Tue 14 Jul, Fri 17 Jul 2015

    Age: 6-10. Enjoy a fun week using a wide variety of art materials and techniques to explore the bright, bold intricate world of patterns.

  • no image Pop World - SUMMER ARTS

    Mon 13 Jul - Fri 17 Jul 2015

    Age: 6-10. Learn basic dance moves and singing techniques in this popular fun class led by professional tutors.

  • Scotch Hop Scotch Hop at Linlithgow Palace
    Linlithgow
    Wed 15 Jul, Wed 22 Jul, Wed 29 Jul, Wed 05 Aug, Wed 12 Aug 2015

    Scotch Hop returns for its 26th year and offers an evening of Scottish dancing for all the family!

  • Arts and Crafts - SUMMER ARTS Arts and Crafts - SUMMER ARTS
    Livingston
    Mon 20 Jul - Fri 24 Jul 2015

    Age 8-12. Spend a week exploring art and craft in fun and imaginative ways.

  • FREE French Fine Art Fair French Fine Art Fair
    Livingston
    Fri 24 Jul, Sat 25 Jul, Sat 25 Jul, Sun 26 Jul, Sun 26 Jul 2015

    Bonjour! Welcome to a special weekend Fine Art Fair brought to us direct from France by Douai Artists International.

  • Pirates and Princesses - Funbox Pirates and Princesses - Funbox
    Linlithgow
    Sun 02 Aug 2015

    Setting sail on an all new adventure for 2015; Pirates and Princesses is the brand new show from Anya, Kevin and Gary (formerly of the Singing Kettle). Together they are FUNBOX.

  • Party At The Palace 2014 2 Party at The Palace
    Linlithgow
    Sat 08 Aug - Sun 09 Aug 2015

    The Biggest Party of the Summer!

  • FREE Canal Fun Day Canal Fun Day
    Linlithgow
    Sun 16 Aug 2015

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

  • Blues Brothers Experience The Blues Brothers Experience

    Sat 29 Aug 2015

    Attention theatre-goers...local law enforcement are on the lookout for two men dressed in black suits, hats, ties and sunglasses.

  • FREE Party in the Park 2014 Party in the Park
    Bathgate
    September

    The Family Fun and Live Music Day at Kirkton Park Bathgate in Association with Friends of Kirkton Park and West Lothian Council

  • Halloween Scary Tales
    Livingston
    Sat 10 Oct - Fri 30 Oct 2015

    From fairy fables to nasty nightmares, explore a storybook world of magic and shadows with mysteries to solve, games to play, and a scary surprise around every corner.

  • Back to Broadway Back to Broadway

    Sat 24 Oct - Sat 24 Oct 2015

    Back To Broadway is the all-singing, all-dancing, theatrical sensation that invites you to take a breathtaking journey through the magical world of musicals!

  • Halloween Pumpkins All-Day Halloween Party
    Livingston
    Sat 31 Oct 2015

    Halloween games and dancing, dressing-up and crafty creations. The trails, tricks, treats and scream-out-loud fun carries on until after the sun goes down

  • Hopetoun Bonfire & Fireworks Night Hopetoun Fireworks Night
    Linlithgow
    Sat 07 Nov 2015

    Building on Hopetoun's reputation for putting on one of the most spectacular fireworks displays around, 2015's celebrations are set to be bigger than ever!

  • Christmas Santa's Farmyard Cottage
    Livingston
    Weekends from 28 Nov - 20 Dec, plus Mon- Thurs 21- 24 Dec

    Santa visits Almond Valley once again, settling into his farmyard cottage set within a chilly midwinter forest. Meet the animals as they get ready for a merry Christmas!

  • Floodlighting Crafty Christmas Creations
    South Queensferry
    Sun 06 Dec 2015

    Get hands on at Hopetoun and create some spectacular handmade decorations using natural materials, why not have a go at making your own Christmas wreath?

  • Santa at the Linlithgow Canal Centre Santa is visiting Linlithgow Canal Centre
    Linlithgow
    Saturday and Sunday 12 & 13 and 19 & 20 December

    Santa is on his way and will be in his grotto at the Linlithgow Union Canal Centre on the weekend of the 12th and 19th December

  • Stewart Frances: Pun Gent Stewart Frances: Pun Gent
    Livingston
    Wed 16 Dec 2015

    The star of 'Mock The Week', 'Michael McIntyre's Roadshow' and 'Live At The Apollo', embarks on a brand new stand up tour with a fantastic and hilarious new show!

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West Lothian is the happiest place in Scotland for a good reason. With our rich heritage, friendly towns, great shopping and wide open spaces, West Lothian people have plenty to smile about.

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Great Reasons to Visit

There are loads of great reasons to visit West Lothian - here's some of them!

  • New Hopetoun Gardens
  • The Linlithgow Canal Centre
  • The Snow in West Lothian
  • Snowdrop Walk at Hopetoun House
  • International Horse Trials Preview
  • Hopetoun House Fireworks
  • Kingsfield Events
  • Linlithgow Burgh Halls
  • Visit West Lothian Coach Toursim 13/14
  • A Walk in Almondell, West Lothian
  • Welcome to West Lothian
  • Anna at Linlithgow Palace
  • Knockhill, Bathgate
  • The Cupcake Cafe Bar

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