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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

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

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

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

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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.

    • 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

      '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.

    • 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.

    • Festive Brass Band
      Festive Brass with Whitburn Band
      Livingston
      Sat 16 Dec 2017

      Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the festive season, for an evening of light-hearted Christmas music from one of Europe's premier brass bands, Whitburn Band.

    • 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

    • New Jersey Boys
      The New Jersey Boys
      Livingston
      Fri 19 Jan 2018

      If you are a fan of the West End show The Jersey Boys, then don't miss your chance to see where it all began with 'The New Jersey Boys'.

    • 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!

    • Linlithgow Classic Car Day

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

    • 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!