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You can use Community News to tell people in your local community and throughout West Lothian what is happening in your area and publicise your events and initiatives.

We have dedicated pages for your council ward so you will be able to find out what is happening locally. If you have any news, just email media@westlothian.gov.uk or phone 01506 282001. We can also accept pictures, although you must guarantee that you have permission from anyone who appears in the picture that it can be published online. The content of the Community News page is subject to copyright and should not be copied without permission 

Put Your West Foot Forward walks

  • Tuesday 12 December: A town walk west leaves from Armadale Community Centre at 10am. At the same time, a Howden riverside walk leaves from The Mall, Craigshill.
  • Wednesday 13 December: A choice of Loch circular walks, short or long, leaves from Tesco, Linlithgow, at 10am. A mystery walk leaves from Livingston South Railway Station at 7pm.
  • Thursday 14 December: A walk to Niddry Castle leaves from the Tally Ho car park, Winchburgh, at 10.30am.

For fuller information on all walks, phone 01506 775626.

Everyone joins in the Christmas Carols at Blackburn

The whole school also joined in with the Christmas Carol singing at Blackburn Primary School

You can hear the youngsters at the link below:

On the double with Carols at St Paul's Primary

We've got a double helping of Christmas Carols from St Paul's Primary School, East Calder.

You can listen to the youngsters at the link below:

Carols from Carmondean

Pupils at Carmondean Primary School have  been singing their favourite Christmas Carols 

You can listen to the youngsters at the link below:

Christmas Carols at Armadale Primary

Armdale Primary School has one of the largest choirs in West Lothian.

You can hear the Armadale youngsters singing some of their favourite Christmas songs at the link below:

All go for Christmas at Harrysmuir

It was a busy day at Harrysmuir Primary School today, with the nativity play.

But they still found time to sing Christmas Carols.

You can hear the youngsters at the link below:

Christmas Carols at St John Ogilvie

Pupils at St John Ogilvie Primary School have also been singing Christmas Carols 

You can listen to the youngsters at the link below:

Staff at Toronto in tune with Christmas

Staff at Toronto Primary School have also been joining in with the Christmas singing.

You can hear how they sound at the link below:

Christmas in the air at Toronto

Christmas is in the air at Toronto Primary School.

You can hear the youngsters singing their favourite Christmas Carols at the link below:

Singing Christmas Carols at Seafield

Everyone got into the Christmas spirit at Seafield Primary School, with every class joining in the Christmas Carols.

You can hear their Christmas Carols at the link below:

Christmas singalong at Bathgate Early Years Centre

The youngsters at Bathgate Early Years Centre have been singing their favopurite Christas songs.

You can listen to them at the link below:

In the Festive mood at Bankton

Youngsters at Bankton Primary School have been getting in the festive spirit with some well-known Christmas songs.

You can hear them at the link below:

Christmas Carols from Bellsquarry

Bellsquarry Primary School's prize-winning young singers and musicians have been performing their favourite Christmas Carols.

You can hear them at the link below:

Christmas Carols from the pupils too at Murrayfield

It's not only the teachers who can sing at Murrayfield Primary School.

The youngsters most certainly can too.

You can hear their Christmas Carols at the link below:

Christmas Carols from Polbeth Nursery

The youngsters at Polbeth Nursery School will have you singing along with their Christmas Carols

You can hear them at at the link below:

Woodmuir sing Christmas Carols

They might be one of the smallest schools in West Lothian, but what they lack in size they make up for in talent.

You can see just how talented the Woodmuir Primary School youngsters are at at the link below:

Christmas Carols from Ogilvie School Campus

It's hard to match the enthusiasm that the youngsters at Ogilvie School Campus have for singing Christmas Carols.

You can see just how talented they are at the link below:

Staff jingle bells at Murrayfield Primary School

Staff at Murrayfield have definitely been getting in the Christmas spirit.

You can see their amazing rendition of Jingle Bells Rock at the link below

More Christmas Carols from Meldrum Primary School

Sit back and relax.

That's the Festive message from the youngsters at Meldrum Primary School, who have been singing their favourite Christmas Carols.

You can listen to the youngsters at the link below:

Everybody's singing Christmas Carols at Whitdale

Every class at Whitdale Primary School has been singing Christmas Carols

You can hear P1 - P4 singing Christmas Carols at the link below:

And you can hear P5 - P7 at the following link:

Christmas Carols at Windyknowe

The choir at Windyknowe Primary School are small in numbers, but huge in enthusiasm and talent.

You can hear them singing Christmas Carols at the link below:

Mince pies and Christmas Carols at Uphall Primary School

Mince pies and Christmas Carols were on the agenda for pupils at Uphall Primary School.

You can hear more at the link below:

Singing Christmas Carols at St Margaret's

Pupils at St Margaret's Academy have been busy singing Christmas Carols.

You can hear them at the link below:

St Ninian's youngsters spread Christmas cheer

Pupils at St Ninian's Primary School have been spreading some Christmas cheer by singing their favourite Christmas Carols.

You can listen to the youngsters at the link below:

Christmas Carols at Holy Family and Winchburgh Primary Schools

Pupils at Holy Family and Winchburgh Primary Schools have been getting into the Festive spirit with some Christmas Carols.

You can listen to the youngsters at the link below:

Christmas in 90 seconds at Deans Community High School

Pupils at Deans Community High School have come up with an idea that might suit some people - Christmas in 90 seconds.

They've been singing as many Christmas Carols as they can in that amount of time.

You can listen to them at the link below:

Christmas rocks at Howden St Andrew's Primary School

Pupils at Howden St Andrew's Primary School have been rocking around the Christmas tree and singing some of their favourite Christmas Carols.

You can listen to the youngsters at the link below:

Christmas at Livingston Village Primary School

Pupils at Livingston Village Primary School have been singing some of their favourite Christmas Carols

You can listen to the youngsters at the link below:

Countdown to Christmas at St Mary's Primary School

Pupils at St Mary's Primary School, Polbeth, have been counting down to Christmas with some of their favourite Christmas Carols

You can listen to the youngsters at the link below:

All set for Christmas at Simpson Primary

Pupils at Simpson Primary School are getting all set for Christmas. And they've been singing their favourite Christmas Carols

You can listen to the youngsters at the link below:

Peel Primary get set for Christmas

Youngsters at Peel Primary School are the latest to be singing some of their favourite Christmas Carols.

You can listen to the youngsters at the link below:

Fundraising Baby Christmas party

A West Lothian woman is holding a 'baby Christmas party' at Seafield Community Centre from 1pm - 3pm this Sunday, 3 December, to help raise funds for the hospital that cared for her baby daughter when she took ill recently.

Laura Redmond said: "It's to raise funds for the Sick Kids Hospital, as my daughter received excellent care there a few weeks ago and we wanted to give something back."

Activities include music class, Christmas story session, Santa, softplay, raffle and homebaking.

Entry is £4 for children or free for adults and everyone is welcome. 

Christmas Carols from Low Port Primary 

Youngsters at Low Port Primary School have also been getting in the mood for Christmas by singing some of their favourite Christmas Carols.

You can listen to the youngsters at the link below:

Torphichen youngsters sing Christmas Carols

Youngsters at Torphichen Primary School have been getting in the mood for Christmas by singing some of their favourite Christmas Carols.

You can listen to the youngsters at the link below:

Livingston Parkrun

Livingston Parkrun takes place from 9.30am every Saturday, setting off from outside the west end of the Civic Centre.

The parkrun follows a 5k route that you can follow at your own pace. All runners, joggers and walkers are welcome.

Children U11 years will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

It's free to take part, but runners require to register before their first run.

Full information is available from:  Livingston Parkrun website

You can also view a short video at: Livingston Parkrun video

Cycling Without Age at Fauldhouse 

Fauldhouse Community Development Trust (FCDT) is in the process of becoming a Cycling Without Age Scotland Affiliate and is raising funds to purchase a trishaw
(rickshaw) for use in the village.

A spokesman said: "This would enable Timebank participants and FCDT volunteers to take out elderly and less able members of the local community, who would not
usually be able to get out to experience 'the great outdoors'.

"It would add a whole new dimension to the lives of elderly people and ensure they still feel part of the local community.

"A trishaw and expenses linked with the vehicle (insurance, maintenance, storage, etc) will cost around £8,000-£10,000 so your donations could make a real
contribution to a worthwhile project."

For fuller information, and to see how you can help, visit: Trishaw Fundraising