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    6 days ago

    @ww1westlothian15/7/1918 The West Calder Platoon of the Mid Lothian Volunteers are being put through an efficiency test on the Gol… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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    9 days ago

    @ww1westlothian12/7/1918 During the last 10 days a number of people in Bathgate have lost their lives to the Spanish flu. However… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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    10 days ago

    @ww1westlothian11/7/1918 Attendance at Whitburn Public School is down to 64% today - there is an influenza epidemic in the town wh… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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    10 days ago

    @ww1westlothian10/7/1918 Armadale's Cpl Hugh Friel who is well-known in junior football circles has been awarded the Distinguished Conduct medal. #WW1

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    12 days ago

    @ww1westlothianRT @ArgyllsMuseum: This heartbreaking letter was sent by Pte George Martin of the 2nd Batallion on July 2nd 1916. His sweetheart, Gertie, w…

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West Lothian Remembers

Commemorating the Great War

West Lothian War100
West Lothian War100
The centenary of the Great War will see a number of major events being held across the UK during the period 2014-19. West Lothian Council will participate in these national events where appropriate. In addition, the council will work with communities and partners to commemorate World War 1 (WW1) through a programme of local events and activities.

West Lothian Museum Service:

West Lothian Museum Service has been tweeting about WW1 in real-time since August 2014. Follow @ww1westlothian  and find out what life was like in West Lothian during the war years. This historic twitter feed also follows the regiments of the Royal Scots and since July the service have been tweeting their experiences at the Somme in real-time.

West Lothian Museum Services has also developed four WW1 handling boxes. These are available for loan to community groups and schools.

Staff are also available to deliver WW1 Home Front sessions to local schools. Call 01506 283652 to book.

A WW1 exhibition  is currently on display at Lanthorn Library.

Local History Library:

The book West Lothian and the Great War, produced by West Lothian Local History Library  is available on loan from all branch libraries.  The Local History Library has a wide range of resources for studying the impact of the War on your local communities, or even on your own family history.