Armadale and Blackridge - news
Laura's community fair for Malawi
Laura Neesam, an S5 pupil at St Margaret's Academy, is holding a community fair in Colinsheil Court, Armadale, on Friday 10 May to help raise funds to go Malawi for a community development project in June.
A group of 25 S5/6 pupils and teachers from St Margaret's are going out for two weeks to help build and decorate a nursery school. The group will also be carrying out other activities within the local community, including building a small well and teaching the pupils something of the West Lothian culture.
The community fair at Colinsheil Court will run from 1.30pm - 3.30pm.
Everyone is welcome. Stalls include homebaking, tea, coffee, raffle and more.
History booklet now on sale
A booklet celebrating the passing of old industrial Armadale is now on sale.
Published by the History of Armadale Association, ?Legacy of the last Lum? looks back at some of the poetry written by Armadale folk that celebrates the rural Armadale that existed side by side with the heavy industries of the town, particularly mining and brick-making.
The book includes poems by 19th and 20th century writers, notably Davie Kerr who died aged 93 back in January just before the booklet was due to go to the printers.
The poems are vivid, direct and fresh, and bring alive the old days when Armadale was an industrial burgh surrounded by unspoiled countryside.
The title and the fine cover photograph show the last lum in Armadale, the tall chimney at the Etna brickworks which was demolished last year ? the passing of an era.
The booklet is for sale in Armadale Library and in the Local History Library, priced £3.
Armadale Together for Health
Together for Health in Armadale now offers four jogging sessions for beginners with Marie-Claire and Karen.
The free sessions take place from Armadale Community Centre on the following days and times: Tuesday mornings, 9.15am - 10.15am; Tuesday evenings, 7pm - 8pm; Thursday evenings, 6.30pm - 7.30pm and Saturday mornings, 10.15am - 11.15am.
There is also an easy exercise class with Marie-Claire at the community centre on Tuesday mornings from 10.15am - 11.15am. A nominal fee is charged.
Family walks from the community centre take place from 2.30pm - 3.15pm on Friday afternoons. These are free of charge.
For further information, contact Together for Health, email@example.com
Put Your West Foot Forward
Join us on our free walks to meet new friends, discover new walks in your area and improve your fitness.
A walk to the east of town leaves from Armadale Community Centre at 10am on Tuesday 14 May.
Walks last about an hour. A shorter or slower paced route is also available on most walks, just ask the walk leaders. All walks are led by a trained walk leader and there?s no need to book ? just come along. All groups are very friendly and usually enjoy a cuppa and some social time after walks which everyone is welcome to join.
For more information on walks in 2013 or for a programme, please contact 01506 775626.
Fresh fruit and veg at food group
The Dale Food Group sell quality fresh fruit and vegetables at Armadale Community Centre between 9.30am and 11.30am every Wednesday.
Fresh fruit, seasonal vegetables and soup packs are for sale.
For information about contacting community police officers in Armadale and Blackridge, CLICK HERE (new window)
Last updated 03/05/2013