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  • Cuddies Almond Valley Underground Cuddies
    Livingston
    Sat 01 Jul - Sun 31 Dec 2017

    An exhibition exploring the history of the pit pony. Featuring children's workshops and activities.

  • Gooey Events Limited Gooey Events
    Livingston
    Sun 24 Sep - Mon 30 Oct 2017

    Upcoming events for all to enjoy with the wonderful Gooey Events Limited Chocolate Workshop.

  • Spooky Happenings Spooky Happenings
    Livingston
    Sat 07 Oct - Tue 31 Oct 2017

    As the nights get darker, mysterious creatures emerge from the dark corners of the old farm. Grab your trail sheet and look out for the clues on your spooky quest.

  • Buddy Holly Buddy Holly & The Cricketers
    Livingston
    Thu 19 Oct 2017

    This breathtaking show has rock 'n' rolled audiences across the globe and is guaranteed to have everyone singing along and dancing in the aisles.

  • There was a solider There Was a Soldier...
    Livingston
    Fri 20 Oct 2017

    A unique tribute to Bangour War Hospital, the people of West Lothian and beyond, during World War One.

  • The Sunshine Ghost The Sunshine Ghost
    Livingston
    Sat 21 Oct 2017

    A new musical from Richard Ferguson and Andy Cannon (formerly of Wee Stories and one of Scotland's finest storytellers), directed by Ken Alexander.

  • Strictly Come Dancing An Evening with Kristina Rihanoff and Tristan MacManus
    Livingston
    Wed 25 Oct 2017

    'Strictly Come Dancing' stars, Kristina Rihanoff and Tristan MacManus, present an evening of breath-taking dance routines - for one night only!

  • Counterfeit Sixites The Counterfeit Sixties
    Livingston
    Fri 27 Oct 2017

    Take a large helping of the best pop music from the sixties. Toss in four musicians playing 100% live...

  • Linlithgow Palace and Loch The Linlithgow ExFEARience
    Linlithgow
    Fri 27 Oct - Sun 29 Oct 2017

    As night falls, come to the palace as we get ready for Halloween

  • Beer Festival Livingston Oktoberfest 17'
    Livingston
    Fri 27 Oct - Sat 28 Oct 2017

    Oktoberfest makes its return to Livingston this year. The festival will be held at Livingston Cricket Club in partnership with Livingston Round Table.

  • Joachim Joachim String Trio
    Torphichen
    Sat 28 Oct 2017

    Music by Mozart, Schubert and Sibelius.

  • Hopetoun Bonfire & Fireworks Night Hopetoun Bonfire & Fireworks Night 2017
    South Queensferry
    4 November

    Building on Hopetoun's reputation for putting on one of the best fireworks displays around, 2017's event is set to follow suit as a great evening.

  • Firewalk West Lothian Women’s Aid Firewalk
    Bathgate
    Sat 04 Nov 2017

    This walk is inspired by one of our volunteers to show true resilience and empowerment in life.

  • Spamalot SPAMALOT - Shotts St. Patrick's Amateur Opera Group
    Livingston
    Tue 07 Nov - Sat 11 Nov 2017

    Love Monty Python? You'll love this show! Don't like Monty Python? You'll still love this show! Full of comedy and laughter, this show is sure to have you in stitches.

  • Daniel Sloss Daniel Sloss - NOW
    Livingston
    Thu 16 Nov 2017

    NOW is the stunning new show from Scotland's internationally acclaimed and award-winning stand-up.

  • Russian Balllet Sleeping Beauty - Russian State Ballet
    Livingston
    Fri 17 Nov 2017

    Howden Park Centre is extremely excited to welcome to the stage, for the second year running, The Russian State Ballet.

  • Concert by RCS Voices Concert by RCS Voices
    Linlithgow
    Sat 18 Nov 2017

    9 talented singers from Scotland’s Conservatoire sing Madrigals, and music from Monteverdi and Mendelssohn to Lennon McCartney in the excellent acoustic of St. Michael’s Parish Church

  • A Christmas Carol A Christmas Carol - Millennium Stage School
    Livingston
    Fri 24 Nov - Sun 26 Nov 2017

    Join the cast of local group Millennium Stage School accompanied by a live band to get the Christmas season off to a sparkling start.

  • FREE Linlithgow Victorian Advent Fayre Linlithgow Victorian Advent Fayre 2017
    Linlithgow
    Sat 25 Nov 2017

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

  • Hopetoun Christmas Shopping Fair- Bottles Hopetoun’s Christmas Shopping Fair 2017
    South Queensferry
    1 - 3 December 2017

    Be sure to come along and shop to your hearts content at Hopetoun’s annual Christmas Shopping Fair on the 1 - 3 of December.

  • Santa Santa’s Farmyard Cottage
    Livingston
    Weekends, 2nd & 3rd, 9th & 10th, 16th & 17th December, then daily between 21st to 24th December.

    Once again, it's the time of the year when dear old Santa Claus visits Almond Valley and settles into his comfortable farmyard cottage within a chilly midwinter forest.

  • Jess Gillam - Concert for Saxophone and piano Jess Gillam - Concert for Saxophone and piano
    Linlithgow
    Sat 09 Dec 2017

    18-year old Jess Gillam, finalist in the BBC Young Musician competition 2016, plays Saxophone with Jonathan Fisher, Piano.

  • Wreath Making Wreath Making

    Sun 10 Dec 2017

    Get hands on at Hopetoun and create your own beautiful wreath completely from scratch.

  • FREE Linlithgow Palace over Loch Winter Warmer Walk – Linlithgow
    Linlithgow
    Sun 17 Dec 2017

    Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Linlithgow Loch and Peel.

  • Swingin Christmas A Swinging Christmas Evening
    Livingston
    Sun 17 Dec 2017

    Enjoy the perfect start to the festive period with A Swinging Christmas Evening.

  • Skerryvore Skerryvore
    Livingston
    Sat 30 Dec 2017

    A great evening when friends, family and music lovers come together to enjoy some of the best of contemporary Scottish music.

  • Hogmanay Hogmanay Party Ceilidh
    Livingston
    Sun 31 Dec 2017

    Celebrate the New Year in style with a night to truly remember, with traditional dance, food and song.

  • Concert by the Piatti String Quartet Concert by the Piatti String Quartet
    Linlithgow
    Sat 13 Jan 2018

    Music by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Debussy

  • Steven Osborne - Piano Steven Osborne - Piano
    Linlithgow
    Sat 03 Feb 2018

    Steven Osborne plays Brahms and Beethoven in Linlithgow

  • FREE Linlithgow Loch with Palace in the distance Wetland Wildlife Wander
    Linlithgow
    Sat 10 Feb 2018

    Take a beautiful walk in Linlithgow Peel whilst on the look out for wildlife.

  • Chamber Philharmonic  Europe Chamber Philharmonic Europe
    Linlithgow
    Sat 10 Mar 2018

    9 talented professional performers from across Europe play classical favourites in St. Michael’s Parish Church, Linlithgow.

  • Escocia Duo – Violin and Guitar Escocia Duo – Violin and Guitar
    Linlithgow
    Sat 14 Apr 2018

    Music from Romania, Italy, Scotland and Argentina

  • British Pipe Band Championship West Lothian Highland Games 2018
    Bathgate
    Saturday 26 May 2018

    Join us for the West Lothian Highland Games which promises to be a great day out for the family!

  • FREE Bathgate Procession Bathgate Procession & John Newland Festival 2018
    Bathgate
    Saturday 2nd June 2018

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

  • Linlithgow Marches Linlithgow Marches 19 June 2018
    Linlithgow
    Tuesday 19th of June 2018

    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

  • Spectacular Jousting Spectacular Jousting at Linlithgow Palace 2018
    Linlithgow
    July 2018

    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.

  • Party At The Palace Party at The Palace 2018
    Linlithgow
    Sat 11 Aug, Sun 12 Aug 2018

    Head to Linlithgow on the 11th and 12th of August 2018 and enjoy Scotland's most spectacular two-day music event overlooking the magnificent Linlithgow Palace!

  • FREE Linlithgow Classic Car Day Linlithgow Classic Car Day August 2018
    Linlithgow
    August 2018

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

  • FREE Canal Fun Day Canal Fun Day August 2018
    Linlithgow
    August 2018

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

  • Fiddlers on the Outdoor Stage Linlithgow Folk Festival 2018
    Linlithgow
    6 - 10 September 2017

    This year's Folk Festival is packed full of fantastic music in the picturesque setting on historic Linlithgow!

  • Cuddies Almond Valley Underground Cuddies
    Livingston
    Sat 01 Jul - Sun 31 Dec 2017

    An exhibition exploring the history of the pit pony. Featuring children's workshops and activities.

  • Gooey Events Limited Gooey Events
    Livingston
    Sun 24 Sep - Mon 30 Oct 2017

    Upcoming events for all to enjoy with the wonderful Gooey Events Limited Chocolate Workshop.

  • Spooky Happenings Spooky Happenings
    Livingston
    Sat 07 Oct - Tue 31 Oct 2017

    As the nights get darker, mysterious creatures emerge from the dark corners of the old farm. Grab your trail sheet and look out for the clues on your spooky quest.

  • Buddy Holly Buddy Holly & The Cricketers
    Livingston
    Thu 19 Oct 2017

    This breathtaking show has rock 'n' rolled audiences across the globe and is guaranteed to have everyone singing along and dancing in the aisles.

  • There was a solider There Was a Soldier...
    Livingston
    Fri 20 Oct 2017

    A unique tribute to Bangour War Hospital, the people of West Lothian and beyond, during World War One.

  • The Sunshine Ghost The Sunshine Ghost
    Livingston
    Sat 21 Oct 2017

    A new musical from Richard Ferguson and Andy Cannon (formerly of Wee Stories and one of Scotland's finest storytellers), directed by Ken Alexander.

  • Strictly Come Dancing An Evening with Kristina Rihanoff and Tristan MacManus
    Livingston
    Wed 25 Oct 2017

    'Strictly Come Dancing' stars, Kristina Rihanoff and Tristan MacManus, present an evening of breath-taking dance routines - for one night only!

  • Counterfeit Sixites The Counterfeit Sixties
    Livingston
    Fri 27 Oct 2017

    Take a large helping of the best pop music from the sixties. Toss in four musicians playing 100% live...

  • Linlithgow Palace and Loch The Linlithgow ExFEARience
    Linlithgow
    Fri 27 Oct - Sun 29 Oct 2017

    As night falls, come to the palace as we get ready for Halloween

  • Beer Festival Livingston Oktoberfest 17'
    Livingston
    Fri 27 Oct - Sat 28 Oct 2017

    Oktoberfest makes its return to Livingston this year. The festival will be held at Livingston Cricket Club in partnership with Livingston Round Table.

  • Joachim Joachim String Trio
    Torphichen
    Sat 28 Oct 2017

    Music by Mozart, Schubert and Sibelius.

  • Hopetoun Bonfire & Fireworks Night Hopetoun Bonfire & Fireworks Night 2017
    South Queensferry
    4 November

    Building on Hopetoun's reputation for putting on one of the best fireworks displays around, 2017's event is set to follow suit as a great evening.

  • Firewalk West Lothian Women’s Aid Firewalk
    Bathgate
    Sat 04 Nov 2017

    This walk is inspired by one of our volunteers to show true resilience and empowerment in life.

  • Spamalot SPAMALOT - Shotts St. Patrick's Amateur Opera Group
    Livingston
    Tue 07 Nov - Sat 11 Nov 2017

    Love Monty Python? You'll love this show! Don't like Monty Python? You'll still love this show! Full of comedy and laughter, this show is sure to have you in stitches.

  • Daniel Sloss Daniel Sloss - NOW
    Livingston
    Thu 16 Nov 2017

    NOW is the stunning new show from Scotland's internationally acclaimed and award-winning stand-up.

  • Russian Balllet Sleeping Beauty - Russian State Ballet
    Livingston
    Fri 17 Nov 2017

    Howden Park Centre is extremely excited to welcome to the stage, for the second year running, The Russian State Ballet.

  • Concert by RCS Voices Concert by RCS Voices
    Linlithgow
    Sat 18 Nov 2017

    9 talented singers from Scotland’s Conservatoire sing Madrigals, and music from Monteverdi and Mendelssohn to Lennon McCartney in the excellent acoustic of St. Michael’s Parish Church

  • A Christmas Carol A Christmas Carol - Millennium Stage School
    Livingston
    Fri 24 Nov - Sun 26 Nov 2017

    Join the cast of local group Millennium Stage School accompanied by a live band to get the Christmas season off to a sparkling start.

  • FREE Linlithgow Victorian Advent Fayre Linlithgow Victorian Advent Fayre 2017
    Linlithgow
    Sat 25 Nov 2017

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

  • Hopetoun Christmas Shopping Fair- Bottles Hopetoun’s Christmas Shopping Fair 2017
    South Queensferry
    1 - 3 December 2017

    Be sure to come along and shop to your hearts content at Hopetoun’s annual Christmas Shopping Fair on the 1 - 3 of December.

  • Santa Santa’s Farmyard Cottage
    Livingston
    Weekends, 2nd & 3rd, 9th & 10th, 16th & 17th December, then daily between 21st to 24th December.

    Once again, it's the time of the year when dear old Santa Claus visits Almond Valley and settles into his comfortable farmyard cottage within a chilly midwinter forest.

  • Jess Gillam - Concert for Saxophone and piano Jess Gillam - Concert for Saxophone and piano
    Linlithgow
    Sat 09 Dec 2017

    18-year old Jess Gillam, finalist in the BBC Young Musician competition 2016, plays Saxophone with Jonathan Fisher, Piano.

  • Wreath Making Wreath Making

    Sun 10 Dec 2017

    Get hands on at Hopetoun and create your own beautiful wreath completely from scratch.

  • FREE Linlithgow Palace over Loch Winter Warmer Walk – Linlithgow
    Linlithgow
    Sun 17 Dec 2017

    Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Linlithgow Loch and Peel.

  • Swingin Christmas A Swinging Christmas Evening
    Livingston
    Sun 17 Dec 2017

    Enjoy the perfect start to the festive period with A Swinging Christmas Evening.

  • Skerryvore Skerryvore
    Livingston
    Sat 30 Dec 2017

    A great evening when friends, family and music lovers come together to enjoy some of the best of contemporary Scottish music.

  • Hogmanay Hogmanay Party Ceilidh
    Livingston
    Sun 31 Dec 2017

    Celebrate the New Year in style with a night to truly remember, with traditional dance, food and song.

  • Concert by the Piatti String Quartet Concert by the Piatti String Quartet
    Linlithgow
    Sat 13 Jan 2018

    Music by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Debussy

  • Steven Osborne - Piano Steven Osborne - Piano
    Linlithgow
    Sat 03 Feb 2018

    Steven Osborne plays Brahms and Beethoven in Linlithgow

  • FREE Linlithgow Loch with Palace in the distance Wetland Wildlife Wander
    Linlithgow
    Sat 10 Feb 2018

    Take a beautiful walk in Linlithgow Peel whilst on the look out for wildlife.

  • Chamber Philharmonic  Europe Chamber Philharmonic Europe
    Linlithgow
    Sat 10 Mar 2018

    9 talented professional performers from across Europe play classical favourites in St. Michael’s Parish Church, Linlithgow.

  • Escocia Duo – Violin and Guitar Escocia Duo – Violin and Guitar
    Linlithgow
    Sat 14 Apr 2018

    Music from Romania, Italy, Scotland and Argentina

  • British Pipe Band Championship West Lothian Highland Games 2018
    Bathgate
    Saturday 26 May 2018

    Join us for the West Lothian Highland Games which promises to be a great day out for the family!

  • FREE Bathgate Procession Bathgate Procession & John Newland Festival 2018
    Bathgate
    Saturday 2nd June 2018

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

  • Linlithgow Marches Linlithgow Marches 19 June 2018
    Linlithgow
    Tuesday 19th of June 2018

    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

  • Spectacular Jousting Spectacular Jousting at Linlithgow Palace 2018
    Linlithgow
    July 2018

    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.

  • Party At The Palace Party at The Palace 2018
    Linlithgow
    Sat 11 Aug, Sun 12 Aug 2018

    Head to Linlithgow on the 11th and 12th of August 2018 and enjoy Scotland's most spectacular two-day music event overlooking the magnificent Linlithgow Palace!

  • FREE Linlithgow Classic Car Day Linlithgow Classic Car Day August 2018
    Linlithgow
    August 2018

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

  • FREE Canal Fun Day Canal Fun Day August 2018
    Linlithgow
    August 2018

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

  • Fiddlers on the Outdoor Stage Linlithgow Folk Festival 2018
    Linlithgow
    6 - 10 September 2017

    This year's Folk Festival is packed full of fantastic music in the picturesque setting on historic Linlithgow!

Welcome to West Lothian

Welcome to West Lothian

Come and visit us in West Lothian, Scotland!

West Lothian makes a fantastic visit for many great reasons. With our rich heritage, friendly towns, great shopping and wide open spaces, West Lothian people have plenty to smile about.

Your complete guide to travel, accommodation, places to visit, activities and events. From short breaks to romantic weekends, activity weeks, family holidays and relaxing get-aways.

Great Reasons to Visit

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

  • A Walk in Almondell, West Lothian
  • A visit to Linlithgow Palace
  • New Hopetoun Gardens
  • The Linlithgow Canal Centre
  • Welcome to West Lothian
  • The Cupcake Cafe Bar
  • Linlithgow Burgh Halls
  • Hopetoun House Fireworks
  • West Lothian Group Visits

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  • MQOS
    11 October 2017 Who was Mary Queen of Scots?

    This blog will look at the unbelievable life of Mary Queen of Scots and her connections with West Lothian.

  • Walking in Polkemmet Country Park
    05 October 2017 Autumn Walks

    Check out our blog on some of the best walks you can take through West Lothian.

  • MQOS
    11 October 2017 Who was Mary Queen of Scots?

    This blog will look at the unbelievable life of Mary Queen of Scots and her connections with West Lothian.

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