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  • drawing Life Drawing Session
    West Lothian
    Last Sunday of the month (Except July)

    In this untutored but guided life drawing session you will be encouraged to develop your observational skills, work on perspective and form and improve your hand eye co-ordination.

  • FREE Camera Exhibition Livingston Camera Club: Through the Lens
    West Lothian
    Fri 01 Jun - Sun 04 Nov 2018

    This exhibition highlights the varied styles of Livingston Camera Club whose members are frequently inspired by nature, people, urban activity and the abstract.

  • skipinnish Skipinnish - SOLD OUT
    Linlithgow
    Sat 23 Jun 2018

    Grab your chance to see this amazing traditional Scottish band from the Gàidhealtachd in Linlithgow

  • Spectacular Jousting Spectacular Jousting at Linlithgow Palace 2018
    Linlithgow
    30 June & 1 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.

  • Den Building Den Building Adventures
    Livingston
    Sat 30 Jun - Mon 20 Aug 2018

    Join the tribe for daring daily adventures exploring some of the wildest and most remote corners of the Almond Valley site.

  • Hopetoun Horse Trials Hopetoun Horse Trials
    South Queensferry
    Sat 30 Jun - Sun 01 Jul 2018

    We are delighted to announce the return of a grass roots event at Hopetoun on the 30th June and 1st of July 2018.

  • Gooey Events Limited Chocolate and Crafting Workshops
    Livingston
    Tue 03 Jul, Tue 03 Jul, Wed 11 Jul, Wed 11 Jul, Mon 16 Jul, Thu 19 Jul, Thu 02 Aug, Wed 08 Aug, Sat 01 Sep, Sat 01 Sep 2018

    A selection of tasty chocolate based workshops where gifts are produced to take home!

  • FREE no image Coastal Capers
    West Lothian
    Sat 07 Jul 2018

    Head to the beach for a fun afternoon of rockpooling, beach art and games!

  • Gooey Events Logo Slime Events, Workshops and Parties
    Livingston
    Sun 08 Jul 2018

    We're putting the Goo into Gooey events!

  • chocolate Pampered Chocolate Workshops and Parties
    Livingston
    15 July & 30 September 2018

    A fun filled workshop at Gooey Events!

  • no image The Hamilton's at Blackness
    West Lothian
    Sun 15 Jul, Sun 12 Aug 2018

    In 1572 dashing young Lord Claud Hamilton has seized Blackness Castle on behalf of Mary Queen of Scots following her forced abdication.

  • comic art Comic Art (Summer Arts)
    Livingston
    Mon 16 Jul - Wed 20 Jun 2018

    Age 8-12. Come along and learn the skills you need to be a comic book and graphic artist.

  • Heather ©Scottish Wildlife Trust Scotland’s Gardens Charity Open Day
    Bathgate
    Sat 28 Jul, Sun 29 Jul 2018

    A delightful garden with a wide variety of shrubs, herbaceous, bedding and dozens of dahlia plants.

  • no image DAY OUT WITH THOMAS
    West Lothian
    Sat 28 Jul, Sun 29 Jul, Sat 08 Sep, Sun 09 Sep 2018

    Engines with friendly faces, children's entertainment, competitions, face painting, fairground attractions.

  • Bush Craft Bush Craft

    Fri 03 Aug 2018

    Spend some time in the woods and learn how to safely make fire at Hopetoun House, South Queensferry.

  • 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!

  • folk18 Folk 'N Ale Festival 17 - 18 August 2018
    Torphichen
    Fri 17 Aug - Sat 18 Aug 2018

    The Torphichen Inn Presents the Torphichen Folk 'N Ale Festival 18'!

  • FREE Canal Fun Day Canal Fun Day 19 August 2018
    Linlithgow
    19th August 2018

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

  • Front Gallery Tour
    Linlithgow
    Thu 23 Aug 2018

    Join us for a group tour of the current exhibition from Jo Ganter. Led by Visual Arts Officer Camille Archer.

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

    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 2018
    Linlithgow
    5- 9 September 2018

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

  • Cake Decorating KIDS CAKE DECORATING CLASS 5+
    Livingston
    Fri 21 Sep 2018

    Bring the kids along to our fun packed cupcake decorating class at The Larder.

  • Grounds Walk 2017 Rotary Charity Classic/ Vintage Car Show
    South Queensferry
    Sun 23 Sep 2018

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

  • Linlithgow in Autumn Autumn Wander
    South Queensferry
    Wed 26 Sep 2018

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

  • Teens in the kitchen TEENS IN THE KITCHEN 12 YEARS+
    Livingston
    Sun 30 Sep 2018

    Bring your teens along and let us teach them a new skill for life whilst they have great fun.

  • Halloween Pumpkins Spooky Happenings
    Livingston
    Sat 06 Oct - Wed 31 Oct 2018

    As the nights get darker, mysterious creatures emerge from the dark corners of the old farm.

  • kids in kitchen Kids in the Kitchen 9+
    Livingston
    Wed 17 Oct 2018

    Bring the kids along and let us teach them a new skill for life whilst they have great fun.

  • Halloween Fright Night Friday Fright Night
    Livingston
    Fri 26 Oct 2018

    A little extra horror once the sun goes down, with a scary surprise around every corner, ghost trains to nowhere, and trailer rides circuiting the graveyard.

  • Halloween Fright Night Spooky Saturday
    Livingston
    Sat 27 Oct 2018

    A little extra horror once the sun goes down, with a scary surprise around every corner, ghost trains to nowhere, and trailer rides circuiting the graveyard.

  • Halloween Halloween Pumpkin Carving
    Linlithgow
    Sun 28 Oct 2018

    We're getting into the Halloween spirit this October!

  • Fungi Day Foray Fabulous Fungi
    South Queensferry
    Sun 28 Oct 2018

    We hope to explore the fruiting fungi at Hopetoun.

  • no image Wine Tasting
    Linlithgow
    Fri 09 Nov 2018

    Taste and learn about wine in a relaxed and sociable environment perfect for the beginner and the wine enthusiast alike.

  • Hopetoun Christmas Shopping Fair- Bottles Hopetoun’s Christmas Shopping Fair 2018
    South Queensferry
    Fri 30 Nov - Sun 02 Dec 2018

    Shop until your heart is content at our annual Christmas Shopping Fair.

  • Wreath Making Wreath Making
    South Queensferry
    Sun 09 Dec 2018

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

  • Jack and the beanstalk Jack and the Beanstalk

    Various dates throughout December - see website for details

    Join us once again at Howden Park Centre, for another super-dooper-party-pooper panto this Christmas 2018.

  • Santa Santa’s Farmyard Cottage
    Livingston
    8th, 9th, and daily from 14th - 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.

  • Christmas Santa Breakfasts
    Livingston
    Fri 14 Dec, Mon 17 Dec, Fri 21 Dec 2018

    Enjoy a tasty breakfast before visiting jolly old Santa in his magic cottage.

  • Christmas Christmas Afternoon Teas
    Livingston
    Fri 14 Dec, Mon 17 Dec, Fri 21 Dec 2018

    Enjoy a smart sophisticated seasonal afternoon tea, with cakes, sandwiches and many dainty festive nibbles.

  • Christmas Santa Suppers
    Livingston
    Fri 14 Dec, Fri 21 Dec 2018

    A warming and yummy evening supper, served at your tables by the kitchen elves.

  • Santa in Linlithgow Christmas Wreath Making
    Linlithgow
    Sun 16 Dec 2018

    Sunday 16 December, 1.30-5.30pm What better way to get in the festive mood than by making your very own Christmas wreath?

  • drawing Life Drawing Session
    West Lothian
    Last Sunday of the month (Except July)

    In this untutored but guided life drawing session you will be encouraged to develop your observational skills, work on perspective and form and improve your hand eye co-ordination.

  • FREE Camera Exhibition Livingston Camera Club: Through the Lens
    West Lothian
    Fri 01 Jun - Sun 04 Nov 2018

    This exhibition highlights the varied styles of Livingston Camera Club whose members are frequently inspired by nature, people, urban activity and the abstract.

  • skipinnish Skipinnish - SOLD OUT
    Linlithgow
    Sat 23 Jun 2018

    Grab your chance to see this amazing traditional Scottish band from the Gàidhealtachd in Linlithgow

  • Spectacular Jousting Spectacular Jousting at Linlithgow Palace 2018
    Linlithgow
    30 June & 1 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.

  • Den Building Den Building Adventures
    Livingston
    Sat 30 Jun - Mon 20 Aug 2018

    Join the tribe for daring daily adventures exploring some of the wildest and most remote corners of the Almond Valley site.

  • Hopetoun Horse Trials Hopetoun Horse Trials
    South Queensferry
    Sat 30 Jun - Sun 01 Jul 2018

    We are delighted to announce the return of a grass roots event at Hopetoun on the 30th June and 1st of July 2018.

  • Gooey Events Limited Chocolate and Crafting Workshops
    Livingston
    Tue 03 Jul, Tue 03 Jul, Wed 11 Jul, Wed 11 Jul, Mon 16 Jul, Thu 19 Jul, Thu 02 Aug, Wed 08 Aug, Sat 01 Sep, Sat 01 Sep 2018

    A selection of tasty chocolate based workshops where gifts are produced to take home!

  • FREE no image Coastal Capers
    West Lothian
    Sat 07 Jul 2018

    Head to the beach for a fun afternoon of rockpooling, beach art and games!

  • Gooey Events Logo Slime Events, Workshops and Parties
    Livingston
    Sun 08 Jul 2018

    We're putting the Goo into Gooey events!

  • chocolate Pampered Chocolate Workshops and Parties
    Livingston
    15 July & 30 September 2018

    A fun filled workshop at Gooey Events!

  • no image The Hamilton's at Blackness
    West Lothian
    Sun 15 Jul, Sun 12 Aug 2018

    In 1572 dashing young Lord Claud Hamilton has seized Blackness Castle on behalf of Mary Queen of Scots following her forced abdication.

  • comic art Comic Art (Summer Arts)
    Livingston
    Mon 16 Jul - Wed 20 Jun 2018

    Age 8-12. Come along and learn the skills you need to be a comic book and graphic artist.

  • Heather ©Scottish Wildlife Trust Scotland’s Gardens Charity Open Day
    Bathgate
    Sat 28 Jul, Sun 29 Jul 2018

    A delightful garden with a wide variety of shrubs, herbaceous, bedding and dozens of dahlia plants.

  • no image DAY OUT WITH THOMAS
    West Lothian
    Sat 28 Jul, Sun 29 Jul, Sat 08 Sep, Sun 09 Sep 2018

    Engines with friendly faces, children's entertainment, competitions, face painting, fairground attractions.

  • Bush Craft Bush Craft

    Fri 03 Aug 2018

    Spend some time in the woods and learn how to safely make fire at Hopetoun House, South Queensferry.

  • 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!

  • folk18 Folk 'N Ale Festival 17 - 18 August 2018
    Torphichen
    Fri 17 Aug - Sat 18 Aug 2018

    The Torphichen Inn Presents the Torphichen Folk 'N Ale Festival 18'!

  • FREE Canal Fun Day Canal Fun Day 19 August 2018
    Linlithgow
    19th August 2018

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

  • Front Gallery Tour
    Linlithgow
    Thu 23 Aug 2018

    Join us for a group tour of the current exhibition from Jo Ganter. Led by Visual Arts Officer Camille Archer.

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

    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 2018
    Linlithgow
    5- 9 September 2018

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

  • Cake Decorating KIDS CAKE DECORATING CLASS 5+
    Livingston
    Fri 21 Sep 2018

    Bring the kids along to our fun packed cupcake decorating class at The Larder.

  • Grounds Walk 2017 Rotary Charity Classic/ Vintage Car Show
    South Queensferry
    Sun 23 Sep 2018

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

  • Linlithgow in Autumn Autumn Wander
    South Queensferry
    Wed 26 Sep 2018

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

  • Teens in the kitchen TEENS IN THE KITCHEN 12 YEARS+
    Livingston
    Sun 30 Sep 2018

    Bring your teens along and let us teach them a new skill for life whilst they have great fun.

  • Halloween Pumpkins Spooky Happenings
    Livingston
    Sat 06 Oct - Wed 31 Oct 2018

    As the nights get darker, mysterious creatures emerge from the dark corners of the old farm.

  • kids in kitchen Kids in the Kitchen 9+
    Livingston
    Wed 17 Oct 2018

    Bring the kids along and let us teach them a new skill for life whilst they have great fun.

  • Halloween Fright Night Friday Fright Night
    Livingston
    Fri 26 Oct 2018

    A little extra horror once the sun goes down, with a scary surprise around every corner, ghost trains to nowhere, and trailer rides circuiting the graveyard.

  • Halloween Fright Night Spooky Saturday
    Livingston
    Sat 27 Oct 2018

    A little extra horror once the sun goes down, with a scary surprise around every corner, ghost trains to nowhere, and trailer rides circuiting the graveyard.

  • Halloween Halloween Pumpkin Carving
    Linlithgow
    Sun 28 Oct 2018

    We're getting into the Halloween spirit this October!

  • Fungi Day Foray Fabulous Fungi
    South Queensferry
    Sun 28 Oct 2018

    We hope to explore the fruiting fungi at Hopetoun.

  • no image Wine Tasting
    Linlithgow
    Fri 09 Nov 2018

    Taste and learn about wine in a relaxed and sociable environment perfect for the beginner and the wine enthusiast alike.

  • Hopetoun Christmas Shopping Fair- Bottles Hopetoun’s Christmas Shopping Fair 2018
    South Queensferry
    Fri 30 Nov - Sun 02 Dec 2018

    Shop until your heart is content at our annual Christmas Shopping Fair.

  • Wreath Making Wreath Making
    South Queensferry
    Sun 09 Dec 2018

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

  • Jack and the beanstalk Jack and the Beanstalk

    Various dates throughout December - see website for details

    Join us once again at Howden Park Centre, for another super-dooper-party-pooper panto this Christmas 2018.

  • Santa Santa’s Farmyard Cottage
    Livingston
    8th, 9th, and daily from 14th - 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.

  • Christmas Santa Breakfasts
    Livingston
    Fri 14 Dec, Mon 17 Dec, Fri 21 Dec 2018

    Enjoy a tasty breakfast before visiting jolly old Santa in his magic cottage.

  • Christmas Christmas Afternoon Teas
    Livingston
    Fri 14 Dec, Mon 17 Dec, Fri 21 Dec 2018

    Enjoy a smart sophisticated seasonal afternoon tea, with cakes, sandwiches and many dainty festive nibbles.

  • Christmas Santa Suppers
    Livingston
    Fri 14 Dec, Fri 21 Dec 2018

    A warming and yummy evening supper, served at your tables by the kitchen elves.

  • Santa in Linlithgow Christmas Wreath Making
    Linlithgow
    Sun 16 Dec 2018

    Sunday 16 December, 1.30-5.30pm What better way to get in the festive mood than by making your very own Christmas wreath?

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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What's happening right now in West Lothian

  • Consult.1
    13 June 2018 Share your views on the Visit West Lothian website

    We're having a makeover! The Visit West Lothian website is being re-designed and we want you to have your say. Take part in our online survey or participate in design discussions.

  • Linlithgow Floral Trails
    08 June 2018 Linlithgow Floral Trails

    Linlithgow is holding its second Floral Trails display this summer. The Trails, produced entirely by the hard work of around 100 volunteers, take place within the beautiful town of Linlithgow. Three separate routes are available, one city centre based and two slightly further, providing access to those of all walking abilities.

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