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Linlithgow Burgh Halls

Linlithgow Burgh Halls

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

The Category A listed building now boasts a superb art gallery, two stylish, contemporary function rooms and a stunning roof terrace perfect for weddings and other events, education and tourist information centre, and much more.

The iconic building, at the heart of Linlithgow's scenic Cross area, has undergone a £5.2 million restoration, thanks to funding from West Lothian Council in partnership with the Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic Scotland and The National Lottery through Creative Scotland.

Designed by internationally acclaimed architects Malcolm Fraser, the redevelopment sympathetically positions modern design alongside period features. Visitors to the Burgh Halls will find a new modern reception area with visitor information and panels detailing the heritage and history of the building, and the cafe, with a full height glass wall opening into the patio and Rose Garden area.

Whether you drop in for a coffee and snack, meet friends for lunch, want to see the current fine art exhibition or just want to admire the transformation of this historic building there are lots of reasons why you should visit Linlithgow Burgh Halls.

The first floor of the venue is dedicated to art of the highest quality, and the gallery will host a continuous series of exhibitions.

Weddings and Events

The two halls have been transformed into fantastic spaces ideal for weddings and other events.  The Bailie Hardie, or South Hall, has been completely restored with fireplaces at each end featuring specially commissioned paintings of Linlithgow by Michael McVeigh and decorative tiles from Douglas Watson Studios. The Provost Lawrie, or North Hall, now has three new French windows giving visitors direct access to a stunning roof terrace.


Education

The lower ground level has been converted into an education room and audio visual facility, allowing schools and other groups to use the Burgh Halls as a resource.

Workshops and Talks Available

Please see the pdf icon Linlithgow Burgh Halls 2014 programme [2Mb] for associated events.


Gallery Invigilators Wanted

Part of the cultural programme celebrating Glasgow 2014, Linlithgow Burgh Halls is proud to be hosting an exhibition by Scottish artist Louise Hopkins.  GENERATION involves more than 100 contemporary artists and 60 galleries.  We would like to work with volunteers to welcome visitors to this unique exhibition and gallery from 15 August to 2 November 2014.  We will support you by providing free training in gallery tour delivery, environmental monitoring and by reimbursing travel expenses.  In addition all volunteers will be invited to special events and private views and will be offered one free visual art workshop held at either Linlithgow Burgh Halls or Howden Park Centre.
For more information please email: arts@westlothian.gov.uk or T: 01506 773871

To apply please send us the following -

  • A cover letter stating your interest in the role
  • A recent C.V. 
  • Names and contact details of two referees

Please email to the address above or post to -
Camille Archer, Community Arts, Howden Park Centre, Livingston EH54 6AE

For more information about GENERATION visit - Generation Art Scotland


Visiting Us

Linlithgow is located just off the M9 motorway, 21 miles west of Edinburgh and 34 miles east of Glasgow.

By train from

Edinburgh Waverley-journey time 23 mins.

Glasgow Queen Street- journey time 29 mins.

Opening times

Mon, Weds, Fri, Sat, 9am-5pm

Tues & Thurs 9am-9pm.

Sun, 11am-5pm.