Press Release: Livingston’s 50th Birthday!
Livingston will be celebrating its 50th birthday in April 2012 and plans are underway to mark this very important occasion!
The Livingston Designer Outlet and The Centre, Livingston will be ready to toast the occasion by hosting a street party between the 2 shopping centres. We’ll keep you updated as details and timings are finalised. You can expect to see a fiddlers rally; highland games; 60s inspired fashion show and orienteering event.
In addition, local schools have been getting involved to help celebrate this important date; 50 oak trees will be planted near every school in Livingston and schools have been invited to enter a “what Livingston means to me” art competition. The winning entries will be displayed in Howden Park Centre from 17 to 23 April. All the schools will get a chance to visit the exhibition.
Most of the local schools are doing special things to mark the occasion. For example one school planted daffodil bulbs last year to come up in a “50” in the spring and pupils at Livingston schools were asked to design a logo for the town’s celebrations. See the winning design above. The designs was the work of two Livingston pupils and creates a cheerful, positive and optimistic new logo for Livingston’s 50th celebrations.
Lee McMaster (5) from Letham Primary School and Caitlynn Cameron (10) from St John Ogilvie Primary School, will see their design on posters and publicity for community events to mark the golden celebration of the town in April 2012.
Council Leader Peter Johnston said: “The competition to design a logo to promote the Livingston’s 50 celebrations was well received by schools and we received 100s of entries. Lee and Caitlynn’s original designs looked great. However we thought that together they would create a logo that was very special for the anniversary publicity. It is planned that the logo will be reproduced on all information which is printed or promoted on websites.”
Chief Executive Graham Hope commented: “I would like to say very well done to all of the schools in Livingston who took part in the competition.”
Community groups can email: Livingstons50thBirthday@westlothian.gov.uk for more information