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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 have an event we've not listed, let us know! Visit our Contact form to send us some details.

 

 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

  • Scotch Hop Scotch Hop at Linlithgow Palace 2018
    Linlithgow
    Wednesday evenings 11 July - 8 August

    Scotch Hop offers an evening of Scottish dancing for all the family!

  • 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!

  • Romanti Crash Romanti-Crash!

    Weekend of 28th/29th June

    A sleepover programme of experimental art and music at Jupiter Artland (near Edinburgh).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Scotch Hop Scotch Hop at Linlithgow Palace 2018
    Linlithgow
    Wednesday evenings 11 July - 8 August

    Scotch Hop offers an evening of Scottish dancing for all the family!

  • 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!

  • Romanti Crash Romanti-Crash!

    Weekend of 28th/29th June

    A sleepover programme of experimental art and music at Jupiter Artland (near Edinburgh).

  • 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.

  • 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.

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    • 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!

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Gooey Events Limited
      Chocolate and Crafting Workshops
      Livingston
      Sat 01 Sep, Sat 01 Sep 2018

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

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

      A fun filled workshop at Gooey Events!

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      DAY OUT WITH THOMAS
      West Lothian
      Sat 08 Sep, Sun 09 Sep 2018

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

    • Almond Valley

      To celebrate the end of summer, for one day only all soft toys who visit Almond Valley will be given a special ticket to enable their young owners to accompany them free of charge

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      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'!

    • Nick Cope
      Nick Cope Family Concert
      Sat 18 Aug 2018

      Well known family singer/songwriter is coming to Linlithgow.

    • 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.

    • Go Bats
      Go Bats!
      Linlithgow
      Fri 24 Aug 2018

      An informative talk in a beautiful location!

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      Bat Walk
      Fri 24 Aug 2018

      An after dark walk looking and listening for Bats and other creatures of the night.

    • 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…

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      Creatures of the Night
      Fri 31 Aug 2018

      An evening walk looking for signs of nocturnal creatures .

    • Backness Castle ©Historic Scotland
      On Location: Blackness
      Linlithgow
      Sat 01 Sep - Sun 02 Sep 2018

      On the banks of the Forth, Blackness has proven to be a popular spot throughout history and even in recent times as a filming location; including the popular TV series Outlander.

    • 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.

    • Budapest Cafe
      The Budpaest Cafe Orchestra
      Sat 22 Sep 2018

      The highly entertaining Budapest Café Orchestra is a group of professional musicians who present themselves as an Eastern European street band.

    • 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.

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      Hannah Rarity
      Sun 30 Sep 2018

    • 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.

    • Christine Poster

      Linlithgow Town Twinning Association are celebrating their 30th annual exchange.

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      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.

    • Yo
      Yu Kosuge
      Sat 20 Oct 2018

      With her superlative technique, sensitivity of touch and profound understanding of the music she plays, Yu has become one of the world’s most noted young pianists.

    • 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.

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      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.

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      Family Concert – ‘Revolting Rhymes’
      Linlithgow
      Sat 17 Nov 2018

      Featuring Roald Dahl’s “Revolting Rhymes”, this is an event for all ages.

    • WIND QUINTET AND PIANO

      The concert features music available for the slightly unusual line-up of a wind quintet with piano.

    • 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.

    • THE RUISI STRING QUARTET
      The Ruisi String Quartet
      Linlithgow
      Sat 08 Dec 2018

      Winners of the Royal Philharmonic Society award for Young British String Players, the Ruisi Quartet.

    • 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?

    • GESUALDO SIX
      The Gesualdo Six
      Linlithgow
      Sat 19 Jan 2019

      The GESUALDO SIX is a vocal consort comprised of some of the UK’s finest young consort singers, directed by Owain Park.

    • Adam Walker

      Adam Walker is leading a new generation of wind soloists and was described by Classic FM as “one of the top 5 international flautists”.

    • Red Priest
      Red Priest
      Sat 09 Mar 2019

      Red Priest is the only early music group in the world to have been compared in the press to the Rolling Stones, Jackson Pollock, the Marx Brothers, Spike Jones and the Cirque du Soleil.

    • 2018Piano
      Concert For Violin And Piano
      Linlithgow
      Sat 06 Apr 2019

      Lana Trotovsek has won admiration for her expressive playing and unique musicality.