John Muir Day Celebrations 2018
John Muir, a widely recognised Scottish conservationist will be celebrated through a range of activities across Scotland from Saturday 14 to Sunday 22 April.
With Saturday 21 April being both John Muir’s 180th birthday as well as the fourth anniversary of the opening of the John Muir Way, it is set to encourage both locals and tourists to follow in John Muir’s footsteps. The John Muir Way was opened on 21 April 2014, and offers the chance to explore it on foot or by bicycle, with some parts of the Way even being suitable for horse riding. It stretches 134 miles across the whole of central Scotland from Dunbar to Helensburgh, passing through Falkirk and Linlithgow.
Wildlife Photography for Beginners
Grab your camera and head down to Linlithgow loch for a fun filled afternoon learning some tips and tricks from a local wildlife photographer on how to get the best shot of your favourite furry or feathery Linlithgow residents!
When? Saturday 21 April, 4:30pm-6:30pm
Where? Meet at Linlithgow Palace
Adults £10, Children £5, 10% members’ discount. Booking is essential.
Located just off of the John Muir Way in West Lothian is a quaint little church hall where you can expect to find some delicious refreshments and home baking at their Daffodil Tea. Each attendee also gets a bunch of spring daffodils to take home. You can also visit the church itself.
When? Sunday 22 April, 11:30am – 3:30pm
Where? Abercorn Church (near Hopetoun House,), West Lothian
If you are a Young Scot card holder you can also enjoy an additional £1 off of the many historic sites who are partnered with Historic Environment Scotland, such as Blackness Castle and Linlithgow Palace – visit their website for more information on their participating sites.
You can also visit The John Muir Way website for more information on events and the Way itself.