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blog 01.05.2019

May in West Lothian

With spring now coming to an end, and summer only a matter of weeks away, here’s a quick rundown of events going on across West Lothian this month.

Linlithgow Classics

Linlithgow’s Classics have begun their monthly meetings for 2019 – located in The Cross. Check out an array of preserved classics in the historic Burgh of Linlithgow. The event takes place on the fourth Saturday of every month (until October) from 10am.

 

Linlithgow Classic Cars

Regular meetings of classic car enthusiasts at Linlithgow Cross.

In the Footsteps of John Muir

Nearby at Blackness Castle, you can retrace the footsteps of the leading Scottish American environmental conservationist John Muir. Explore the area through a photography exhibition by Ken Paterson that shares the beauty of both the Scottish and American wilderness that John Muir was so passionate about. The event takes place during normal Blackness Castle opening hours and is included in the admission to the castle (free to Historic Environment Scotland members!).

In the Footsteps of John Muir

Exploring the landscape that inspired John Muir, a leading Scottish American environmental conservationist and known in America as the "Father of the National Parks", this photography exhibition traces Muir's travels from his childhood in Dunbar to the American National Parks he helped to establish.

Brilliant Beltane

In Livingston, at Almond Valley Heritage Centre join the fun family event “Brilliant Beltane” daily 3rd to 7th May. Get back to nature and celebrate a simpler time when life was closer to nature. There is a daily programme of light-hearted family activities that delight in the mysteries and wonders of a traditional springtime.

Almond Valley Heritage Centre

A wonderful day of adventure and play featuring friendly farmyard animals.

Fly Open Air Festival

Saturday 18th marks the start of Fly Open Air festival at Hopetoun House. Their biggest festival yet set in the beautiful grounds of Hopetoun House, one of Scotland’s finest stately homes.

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