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Thursday, 04 January 2007
Visit Linlithgow In 2007

Linlithgow is famous for its Palace, birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots.


 (as described by VisitScotland)

Linlithgow Palace is the highlight of this ancient burgh halfway between Stirling and Edinburgh. This wonderful 15th century ruin is perfectly positioned beside Linlithgow Loch. Mary Queen of Scots was born here in 1542, becoming Queen six days later. After a fire in 1424, James I started construction of the present palace, but this took over 200 years to complete.

Kids will love exploring the ruins, and perhaps interested by the Linlithgow Story, which, as it says, tells the story of the town. Linlithgow Loch is a haunt for wildfowl, especially in winter. Boat trips on the Union Canal are another popular excursion.

Launch Party for Highland 2007

Inverness will be celebrating the launch of Highland 2007 (a year of events focusing on the culture of the Highlands) with a large street party on 12 January.  

The date marks the traditional Old New Year in Scotland and the event will feature mass piped bands, a Gaelic choir and high-flying acrobats. The free launch party is expected to attract up to 15,000 spectators. 

Highland 2007 are keen for other areas, like West Lothian to join in the year long celebrations. All we need to do is advise them of any links and events topreserve these traditions to be included in the Highland 2007 Calendar.

Email – with your ideas.


Cycling in Scotland 

Cycling is a big pastime for many people in Scotland and many tourists come specially to Scotland to enjoy cycling through our wonderful countryside. The Rural Gateway are conducting a poll on why we may decide not to cycle on some of our routes. 

Please register your vote on the Rural Gateway site regarding why you decide not to cycle in non-recreational journeys. 

Click onto www.ruralgateway.org.uk/poll and have you say on this cycling activity poll.

Opening of Outdoor Activity Building at Beecraigs

The Countryside Section of West Lothian Council will be opening their new Outdoor Activities Base at Beecraigs Country Park on Monday 4th December .This building will enhance the already excellent facilities that are available at the Country Park in the Bathgate Hills.


Blackridge Community Museum 

The Story of Blackridge - Blackridge Community Museum

West Lothian Council Museums Service are presenting "The Story of Blackridge", an exhibition on show in Blackridge Community Museum, within Blackridge Library. Disabled access, car parking and toilets.

Blackridge Community Museum, Blackridge Library, Craig Inn Centre, Blackridge. EH48 3SP

Wed, 15 November 2006 - Tue, 09 Jan 2007

Opening Times: Tuesday: 2.00pm - 6.30pm, Wednesday: 9.30am - 12.30pm & 1.30pm - 4.30pm and Thursday: 2.00pm - 6.30pm.

West Lothian Council Museums Service - 01506 776347


Last Updated ( Thursday, 04 January 2007 )
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