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What's On in West Lothian

We offer visitors a whole host of events & activities to enjoy!

A huge variety of events take place within West Lothian throughout the year. Visitors can enjoy Music Festivals, Spectacular Jousting, Folk Festivals, Gala Day processions through to Magical Christmas Fairs.

Livingston’s Howden Park Centre offers an excellent range of theatre and music and is host to arts and crafts exhibitions, and dance performances. Linlithgow Burgh Halls hosts all year round art exhibits. For those wishing to catch the latest blockbuster movie, you can check out the latest films at Livingston’s Vue Cinema or Bathgate Cinema.

If you are thinking about filming or holding an event in West Lothian, please contact amanda.lamb@westlothian.gov.uk or click here for more information.

 

Highlights

  • 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.

  • FREE Linlithgow Classic Car Day Linlithgow Classic Car Day August 2018
    Linlithgow
    27 August 2017

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

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

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

  • Grounds Walk 2017 Rotary Charity Classic/ Vintage Car Show
    South Queensferry
    Sun 24 Sep 2017

    Rotary and Hopetoun House are pleased to announce the regeneration of the popular Car Show returning to the Historic and imposing Hopetoun House.

  • Time Travel Tours The Time Traveller’s Tour
    South Queensferry
    Mon 28 Aug 2017

    Join us at Hopetoun House and travel through time with our very own Doctor Who, What, Where, When.

  • 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 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.

  • FREE Linlithgow Classic Car Day Linlithgow Classic Car Day August 2018
    Linlithgow
    27 August 2017

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

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

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

  • Grounds Walk 2017 Rotary Charity Classic/ Vintage Car Show
    South Queensferry
    Sun 24 Sep 2017

    Rotary and Hopetoun House are pleased to announce the regeneration of the popular Car Show returning to the Historic and imposing Hopetoun House.

  • Time Travel Tours The Time Traveller’s Tour
    South Queensferry
    Mon 28 Aug 2017

    Join us at Hopetoun House and travel through time with our very own Doctor Who, What, Where, When.

  • 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!

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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.

    • June Carey
      June Carey: Dusk Delivers Dreams Forever
      Linlithgow
      Fri 21 Jul - Sun 01 Oct 2017

      Scottish artist June Carey is known for her bold figurative etchings. Highly regarded, she has been invited to exhibit in more than fifty prestigious group exhibitions throughout the UK and abroad.

    • Autumn Wander
      Autumn Wander
      South Queensferry
      Wed 20 September

      Join in with West Lothian walking week and enjoy this ranger led walk taking in interesting corners of Hopetoun.

    • You've Always Been The Observer
      You've Always Been the Observer
      Linlithgow
      Thu 21 Sep - Sun 08 Oct 2017

      A selection of unnerving and ambient video/installation works and paintings from a selection of five artists spread across who have studied at art schools in Glasgow, Dundee and Aberdeen.

    • Aly & Phil
      Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham
      Livingston
      Thu 21 Sep 2017

      What more can you say about these two stellar musicians, now embarking on their 31st year of working together

    • Kim Edgar
      Kim Edgar
      Torphichen
      Sun 24 Sep 2017

      Scottish born and based singer-songwriter Kim Edgar is described as “an already refined new Scottish talent”.

    • Billy Joel

      Elio Pace delivers a sensational tour celebrating the phenomenal music of Billy Joel.

    • Grounds Walk 2017
      Rotary Charity Classic/ Vintage Car Show
      South Queensferry
      Sun 24 Sep 2017

      Rotary and Hopetoun House are pleased to announce the regeneration of the popular Car Show returning to the Historic and imposing Hopetoun House.

    • 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.

    • The Singing Children
      The Singing Children of Africa: Angels
      Livingston
      Wed 27 Sep 2017

      Come along and support this charity performance by The Singing Children of Africa, who are returning to the UK for a special tour.

    • Talkin aboot ma past
      Talkin' Aboot Ma Past
      Livingston
      Fri 06 Oct 2017

      A 'Young Roots' heritage project exploring the legacy and migration of people into West Lothian by recording and investigating the stories, accents and dialects of the people that live there.

    • 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.

    • Passacaglia Baroque Ensemble
      Passacaglia Baroque Ensemble
      Linlithgow
      Sat 07 Oct 2017

      Travels with Telemann, celebrating the composer’s 250th anniversary.

    • Wine
      Class of Wine Tasting
      Linlithgow
      Wed 11 Oct 2017

      Join Class of Wine for a tasting of 8 New Zealand wines on Oct 11th.

    • Sister Swing
      Sisters of Swing - The Swingcats
      Livingston
      Thu 12 Oct 2017

      The Swingcats new show, Sisters of Swing, is a tribute to The Andrews Sisters and the great female vocalists from the jazz and swing era, including Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee and Nina Simone.

    • Linlithgow Palace and Peel
      A Fountain of Wine
      Linlithgow
      Sat 14 Oct - Sun 15 Oct 2017

      An event connecting the Palace & The Bonnie Prince.

    • Fabulous Fungi
      Fabulous Fungi
      South Queensferry
      Sun 15 Oct 2017

      Have fun on the grounds at the beautiful Hopetoun House hunting for some Fabulous Fungi.

    • Patsy Cline and Friends
      Patsy Cline and Friends
      Livingston
      Sun 15 Oct 2017

      The velvet country voice of Patsy Cline captured the imagination of Sue Lowry, who has been a lifelong fan of country music and the legendary singer.

    • 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.

    • Networking Event
      Tourism Networking Event
      Livingston
      Wed 25 Oct - Mon 25 Sep 2017

      A networking event for all businesses within the local tourism industry.

    • Strictly Come Dancing

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

    • 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

    • Joachim
      Joachim String Trio
      Torphichen
      Sat 28 Oct 2017

      Music by Mozart, Schubert and Sibelius.

    • Jan Lee
      Narrative, Consensus and Conflict - Jan Lee Johnson
      Livingston
      Thu 02 Nov - Sun 15 Apr 2018

      Jan Lee Johnson's paintings and iPad drawings combine imagery from news, culture and her own memories, to express a rich narrative within her work.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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

    • Artist and Gallery Tour Talk

      Exhibiting artist Jan Lee Johnson will lead a gallery talk about her exhibition.

    • 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

      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.

    • 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.

    • 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

    • 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!

    • 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

      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!

    • 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.