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December 2017

West Calder Library is the proud new recipient of a prestigious SPACES (Society for Public Architecture, Construction, Engineering and Surveying) award.
Changes to how you can claim benefit payments will come into effect from May 2018 in West Lothian with all claims being made through Universal Credit.
Young West Lothian musicians enjoyed great success at a regional event of the Scottish Concert Band Festival.
A group of inspiring local teenagers are the first to be trained to deliver a superhero-themed anti-bullying campaign to promote kindness and friendship to children in West Lothian.
Progress is being made to deliver a sustainable future for the Regal Community Theatre in Bathgate.
The Leader of West Lothian Council is demanding that the Scottish Government provides a proper financial settlement to protect public services in West Lothian.
A pilot scheme in West Lothian will be launched in 2018 across West Lothian schools to help tackle the issue of 'period poverty'.
West Lothian has enjoyed a very successful 2017, and I would like to thank everyone who has played a part in this success.
It has been an honour to serve as Provost of West Lothian for the last decade, and a privilege to meet many of you during this time.
West Lothian Council is calling for the Scottish Government to take action after the seventh closure of 24/7 pediatric services at St. John's Hospital since 2012 was confirmed.
The shed is a community run and managed space in Armadale where people can go to socialise with others while enjoying various activities and workshops.
West Lothian Council's Chief Executive and Council Leader recently signed Scotland's updated geodiversity charter that runs from 2018-2023.
To ensure patient safety, the children's short stay assessment unit at St John's Hospital in Livingston will not open on the weekends before Christmas and New Year.
West Lothian residents whose recycling and waste is normally collected on Mondays and Tuesdays should check for changes over the festive period.
Scotland Women's National Football Team Coach, Shelley Kerr proved an inspirational guest speaker on a night of success at the West Lothian Celebrating Sport Awards 2017.
West Lothian recently hosted its first ever 16 days of action march. The event which took place on Friday 8 December marked the end of the 16 days of action campaign to tackle gender-based violence in our society.
A group of pupils from Broxburn Academy recently took part in the 2017 House of Lords Chamber Debate.
Tenants recently received the keys to their new council homes at Appleton Drive in Livingston.
Bathgate Partnership Centre has been lit up red to raise awareness of World AIDS Day 2017.
Work has been completed on a brand new, £1 million, energy efficient nursery at Mid Calder Primary School.
West Lothian Council has been recognised by the Scottish Government for the local authority's work in assessing and maximising the health benefits that can be gained from new development.
To ensure patient safety, the children's short stay assessment unit at St John's Hospital in Livingston will not open on Saturday 9th December 2017.