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blog 08.05.2024

Summer 2024 Festivities : Events and Festivals to Attend in West Lothian

As the summer sun graces the picturesque landscapes of West Lothian, communities across the region are abuzz with anticipation for another spectacular gala season. From the quaint villages to the bustling towns, West Lothian's calendar is brimming with exciting events that promise fun-filled days for visitors and locals alike.


Here's a glimpse into the array of gala events lined up for Summer 2024:

May 2024

Saturday 25 May 

Kicking off the festivities, Blackridge, Westrigg, and Westcraigs gala set the stage for a season of celebration. Amidst colorful decorations and jovial crowds, this event promises a delightful start to the summer fun.

June 2024

Saturday 1 June

The festivities continue with a flurry of events including the Bathgate Procession, Harburn Village Hall Festival, Parkhead Children's Gala, and Mid Calder Children's Gala. Each event offers its unique charm, showcasing the diversity of traditions and community spirit in West Lothian.

Saturday 8 June:

Prepare for a day filled with excitement as numerous galas unfold across the region. From Blackburn to Livingston Village, East Calder to Torphichen, communities come together to revel in the joyous atmosphere of gala season.


Sunday 9 June:

Ecclesmachan, Threemiletown, and Knightsridge join in the festivities, offering a day of family-friendly entertainment and community bonding.


Saturday 15 June:

As summer reaches its peak, Armadale, Deans, Kirknewton, Stoneyburn, and Bents come alive with vibrant gala celebrations. From traditional parades to lively performances, there's something for everyone to enjoy.


Sunday 16 June:

Uphall hosts its own children's gala, rounding off a weekend of merriment and camaraderie.


Tuesday 18 June:

The historic town of Linlithgow takes center stage with its renowned Linlithgow Marches, a centuries-old tradition that continues to captivate audiences with its grandeur and pageantry.


Saturday 22 June:

Linlithgow and Linlithgow Bridge, along with Whitburn, invite visitors to experience the essence of community spirit at their gala events, featuring an array of activities and entertainment for all ages.


Saturday 29 June:

Polbeth and Winchburgh add to the festivities with their children's gala days, promising a day of laughter, games, and joyous celebrations.

July 2024

Saturday 6 July:

The SPARK event in Craigshill  will have an incredible line-up of activities designed for the local community, learning, and growth.


From the enchanting parades to the lively music and delicious local delicacies, West Lothian's summer gala season promises unforgettable experiences for all who attend. These community events are open to everyone, free of cost, and welcome visitors from near and far. Whether you're a visitor exploring the region's rich cultural heritage or a local revelling in the camaraderie of your community, these events capture the essence of summer in West Lothian—a time of togetherness, celebration, and cherished memories. So, mark your calendars and join us for a summer of festivities that will leave you with a heart full of joy and a spirit rejuvenated by the warmth of community bonds.

Visit West Lothian, Civic Centre, Howden South Road, Livingston, West Lothian. EH54 6FF UK Registration No. SC346843

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