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Sport and Outdoor Education

West Lothian Council provides a range of sport and outdoor education provision across West Lothian supporting sport from grassroots through to performance level.

For further information on all the opportunities provided please visit  Active West Lothian Home

Sport and Outdoor Education services are provided via three main areas within the council:

  • Active Schools
  • Outdoor Education
  • Sports and Facilities Development

Active Schools

Active Schools is part of a national network of staff working across Scotland to provide more and higher quality opportunities for children and young people to participate in sport before, during and after school.

The team work to increase the number of opportunities available to children by recruiting volunteers, and also work hard to build partnerships with clubs and other community organisations to create 'pathway' for pupils to continue their participation in sport once they leave school. Our main areas of work include:

  • After School Clubs
  • Competitions and events
  • School Sport Partnership
  • Volunteering Opportunities
  • Young Leadership Programmes

You can find out more about  Active Schools

Outdoor Education

West lothian Council's Outdoor Education team is based at central Scotland's premier outdoor centre, Low Port Centre, 1 Blackness Road, Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7HZ. Our main areas of work include:

  • Environmental Activities
  • Holiday Programmes
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Outdoor learning for schools
  • Residential Opportunities
  • Training and CPD

You can find out more about  Active Outdoors

Community Sport

The Community Sport team is currently based at St David House, 20 South Bridge Street, Bathgate, West Lothian, EH48 1TT and work across West Lothian. Our main areas of work include:

  • Celebrating Sport Recognition Awards
  • Club Sport including Club Accreditation
  • Community Sport hubs
  • Getting into Sport including Coach Education and CPD
  • Facilities for Sport
  • Football Development
  • Funding Sport including WLC Sporting Grants
  • Holiday Sport
  • Performance Sport including the Excellence in School Sport Programme

You can find out more about Active Sport