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  • Abandoned vehicles
    • Abandoned Vehicles

      The police and the council work together to deal with abandoned vehicles and follow strict rules before a vehicle can be removed

  • Abnormal loads (road transport)
    • Road Regulations and Limits

      In order for West Lothian Council to meet its responsibility of maintaining the Road Network and ensuring the safety of all those who use it, certain regulations, restrictions and limits need to be applied.

  • Accident prevention
  • Adult and community education
  • Adult and community education centres
  • Adult basic education
    • Adult Basic Education

    • Cash Confident

      This financial literacy course looks at shopping and saving money in your local area. The course covers budgeting, benefits, saving and borrowing and includes trips to local shops to find the best buys near you.

    • Cooking By Numbers

      Cooking by Numbers is a course for anyone who wants to use their numeracy to help with healthy eating. Run in partnership with the council's Health Improvement Team, each session includes practical cooking tasks and also looks at weights and measures, reading food labels and finding out about a well balanced diet. Participants can also work towards a measuring qualification which is accredited at SQA level 3. Healthy cooking has never been more fun!

    • Driving Theory

      Driving Ahead is a short course for people who want to know more about the driving theory test. The course covers road signs, road markings, speed limits and stopping distances, the hazard perception test and more.

    • ESOL

    • ESOL Conversation Classes

    • Lipreading

    • Lipreading Open Day

      ABE is holding a Lipreading Open Day on Tuesday 9 September from 2 to 4pm. This informal event will take place in the community coffee lounge at Strathbrock Partnership Centre in Broxburn.

    • Lipreading Taster Course

    • More For Less

      Get the most out of your money! This financial literacy course will help you to save energy and cash, has tips to help you to reduce waste, and gives you the chance to re-use your packaging by getting crafty. A fun and creative way to get more for less.

    • News

    • Playlab

      Playlab is the perfect way to encourage your children to learn. The course helps parents to explore fun ways to play games with their children and to get involved in their learning. Come along and invent your own games and activities to use in the house or out and about!

    • Reading, Writing & Numbers

    • Short Courses

      ABE run a number of short courses throughout the year to help with all sorts of everyday learning. Need help with your driving theory test? Would you like to work on your numbers and learn how to cook healthy meals at the same time? Or perhaps you want to do a course that will help you get more for your money? Whatever your interest, ABE has courses to help.

    • Six Book Challenge 2014

      On the day the Queen's Baton Relay came to West Lothian, ABE learners came together to celebrate their own achievements. Every year we give students the option to enter the National Reading Agency's Six Book Challenge.

    • Students & FABE

    • Training for other Organisations

    • Training Pathway

    • Volunteering and Internal Training

    • What's Your Story, Pal?

      Have you ever wanted to create your own stories, but weren't sure where to start? This short course is all about getting creative and telling stories your way. Does writing work best for you? Or perhaps you would prefer to use photographs, pictures, comic strips, or just get your ideas down on a voice recorder? No experience required, just come along and get involved.

  • Advice agencies
    • Housing Advice Database

      Use this database to find out who to contact for housing information and advice on your particular housing issue or topic

    • Planning Aid for Scotland

      Planning Aid for Scotland (PAS) is an independent organisation which offers a free (subject to eligibility) and impartial planning helpline.

  • Air pollution
    • Air Pollution

      West Lothian Council is committed to fulfilling the requirements of the Local Air Quality Management (LAQM).

  • Alarms for elderly and disabled
    • Adapt Your Home

      This section gives you information on adapting your home if it is no longer suitable for you.

    • Services for Adults and Older People

      Find a range of services and advice for adults and older people available in West Lothian including falls prevention, Food Train, Senior Peoples Forum, Independent Advocacy Service and older people's benefits.

  • Alcohol use and abuse
    • Alcohol and Fire

      Alcohol Related Fires in the Home

    • Drink Driving Penalties

      Did you know ...YOU could be imprisoned, banned from driving and face a fine if you're found guilty of drink driving.

    • Help for Adults

      Find information, advice and resources available for adults in West Lothian including Domestic and Sexual Assault Team (DASAT), Living in Safe Accommodation (LISA), Stop Smoking Service, Physical Disability Service, Alcohol and Drugs Partnership, asylum, immigration and citizenship.

    • Social Work Services

      Find social work services available in West Lothian including Children and Families Social Work, Social Work Emergency Team, Drugs and Alcohol Addiction and Learning Disability Service.

  • Angling
    • Fishing

      Beecraigs is a long established, sheltered, 20 acre, chalk spring loch. The loch is open throughout the year and is regularly stocked with quality Rainbow Trout. There is fly fishing from boat with the option to fish 'Catch & Keep' and/or 'Catch & Release'.

  • Animal fouling
    • Dog Fouling

      The problem of dog fouling is not only a nuisance but also a potential danger and health hazard. On 22nd October 2003 the Dog Fouling (Scotland) Act came into force.

    • Dog Waste Bins

      West Lothian Council provides a range of sites where customers can deposit dog fouling

    • Report Dog Fouling Issues

      The problem of dog fouling is not only a nuisance but also a potential danger and health hazard.

    • Tackling Dog Fouling - Paws for Thought

      'Paws for Thought' is a new dog fouling initiative, currently under way in West Lothian to encourage responsible dog owners to help keep our streets and parks clean.

  • Animal health
    • Agriculture

      Information on animal health and feedstuffs

  • Animal licences
    • Animal Licensing

      Licensing information for anyone caring for animals in a personal or business capacity.

    • Home Boarding Licence

      Anyone planning on boarding dogs at a domestic premises needs to apply for a Licence under the Animal Boarding Establishment Act 1963. No person may board dog's without first obtaining a licence from the local authority.

    • Performing Animals Licence

      The Performing Animals (Regulation) Act 1925 requires that all persons who work with, train, supply, present, exhibit or show animals which are used in any genre of entertainment must register with their local authorities. The act does not apply to the training of animals for legitimate military, police, agricultural or sporting purposes or the exhibition of these animals in demonstration or similar events.

  • Animal nuisance
    • Bird Nuisance

      Birds can cause nuisance in a number of ways but the solution is very rarely killing them.

  • Animal rights and welfare
    • Animal Welfare

      The Animal Welfare Officers deal with many dog related issues in the West Lothian area and are on hand to offer advice and guidance to residents and dog owners.

  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
    • Linlithgow Burgh Halls

      Linlithgow Burgh Halls has been transformed into a stunning resource that truly has something for everyone.

  • Archives
    • Archives

      West Lothian Council Archives and Records Centre preserves and makes accessible records relating to the history of West Lothian.

  • Arts and entertainment venues
    • Linlithgow Burgh Halls

      Linlithgow Burgh Halls has been transformed into a stunning resource that truly has something for everyone.

  • Arts development
    • Linlithgow Burgh Halls

      Linlithgow Burgh Halls has been transformed into a stunning resource that truly has something for everyone.

  • Asbestos
    • Asbestos

      This page contains information regarding asbestos.

  • Attendance and truancy
    • Attendance & Absence Levels in West Lothian Schools

      This page will provide you with information relating to attendance and absence levels in West Lothian schools.

    • Attendance and Behaviour

      Children and young people benefit most from their education when they attend school regularly. Children and young people are expected to follow their School Behaviour Code. In extreme cases, children and young people may be excluded from school.

    • Exclusion Levels in West Lothian Schools

      This page provides you with information relating to the levels of exclusion in West Lothian schools

  • Public order, justice and rights
    • Criminal and Youth Justice Service

      Get a wide range of information, help and advice from the criminal and youth justice service in West Lothian including bail services, information for young offenders, community payback orders, court orders, drug treatment and testing orders, fines and compensation orders, Prison Social Work at Addiewell and restriction of liberty orders.