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People in the Park 3
The popular people in the Park event akes place at Almond Park, Craigshill, from 11am - 3pm on Saturday 25 May.
All activities are free and include geocaching, kites, anglers cast a line, fun dog show, arts and crafts, cakes, music and more. Activities will be based in the area by Livingston Rugby Club.
Nominations sought for awards
Bathgate Procession Committee is looking for nominations for two of its annual awards:
The John Hunter Memorial Award is presented to an individual or group who, in the opinion of the procession committee, has made an outstanding contribution towards the betterment of the community.
The John Hardy Memorial Award is presented to a young person or group of young persons, 18 years or under, for their work in the betterment of the community.
Nominations for both can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 22 May.
The awards will be presented at The Newland Oration in the High Church on Friday 31 May.
Brian's big charity cycle
Having already completed two marathons in aid of Leukaemia care, Brian Todd is planning to cycle 600 miles in six days to raise funds for The Fire Fighter?s Charity, set up to support fire fighters who may have been injured in the line of duty.
Brian, the Watch Manager at Bathgate Fire Station, will be joined by 16 colleagues from the eight former Fire and Rescue Services.
"I personally am hoping to raise £1,000," said Brian.
"We start in Inverness on 2 June and head as far south as Dumfries before heading back North to finish in Perth on Saturday 8 June.
"We will be stopping at all of the previous Services Headquarters along the way."
To help with his fundraising, Brian held a charity disco and karaoke in the Livingston Inn.
"Letting Solutions kindly sponsored the disco and karaoke," added Brian, "and other companies throughout West Lothian have helped with donations in the way of raffle prizes. These include Barclays Diamonds, One life Leisure, N&P Flooring, Birds Hairdressers, Arnold Clark, Jenny?s Beauty Salon, Yolo and The Livingston Inn and Jamimajojo jewellery.
"If anyone would like to make a donation on my Just Giving Page under 'Brian?s 600 mile slog' it would be very much appreciated."
You can take advantage of the special offers at Polkemmet golf course, driving range and bowling green.
There's a happy hour Monday to Fridayfrom 6pm - 7pm, when you can get 100 balls for £3.11, normally the price for 50.
At the golf course, you can play 18 holes for the normal 9-hole price of £7.09. You must play the 18 holes on the same day and tee off before 12noon.
A family ticket for the bowling green costs £10. This allows two adults and two juniors (under 16) four sets of hire bowls for an hour. Booking is recommended but not essential.
For fuller details of offers, contact 01501 743905.
Friends' fundraisers at st John Ogilvie
St John Ogilvie Parents' and Friends' Association is holding a couple of fundraisers in the school.
There will be a fete from 11am - 2pm on Saturday 25 May. Fun for all the family will include bouncy castle, face painting, barbecue and a bric-a-brac stall etc.
On Tuesday 18 June, the association is holding a ladies pamper evening from 6pm - 9pm.
Entries being taken for Livingston fun run
The start and finish of the Livingston Fun Run on Saturday 8 June has been moved to St Margaret's Academy.
The charity event incorporates a 5k and a 10k run and entries are now being taken for both.
Money raised through registration fees will be donated to local good causes in the Livingston area.
Runners are welcome to raise sponsorship money for their own chosen charities through sites such as justgiving.com
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Bright future for budding footballer
A budding young Blackburn footballer looks set for a bright future in the game, after being accepted into a football performance scholarship at Graeme High School, Falkirk.
The Scottish Football Association (SFA) Performance Schools programme gives the country's most talented youngsters the potential to develop their abilities and the opportunity to practice football everyday within a school environment.
Daryl Meikle, a P7 pupil at Blackburn Primary School, already plays for Stenhousemuir youth side and was also selected for the Scotland under 13s regional squad.
Daryl is an all-round sportsman, having also won the Bathgate cluster cross country event last year.
The attacking midfielder has been playing football for as long as he can remember and is very excited about the prospect of joining the soccer school. "I am really looking forward to it," he said, "and can't wait to get started."
Daryl's not the only talented member of his family, however. For his young brother, Luis, also plays for Stenhousemuir.
Last updated 22/05/2013