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Upcoming Events

Tuesday 16th January 2018 - Behind-the-Scenes tour at the National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh.

There will be an opportunity for a free Behind-the-Scenes tour of the National Library of Scotland at George IV Bridge in Edinburgh. It will be at 2.30pm and include a visit to the reading rooms and book stacks (where NLS store the books) and will also provide information about:

  • Exhibitions and events
  • How to access the collectionsnational library of scotland
  • How to use the Library.

The tour will last about 40 minutes and there will then be an opportunity to view the current exhibition at the NLS. There is an excellent café at the venue. There is an upper limit of 10 people for the tour. Please contact John Mason at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in attending. Places will be allocated to the first 10 to contact me. Given the city centre location of the NLS I would recommend travelling by train or bus if popssible.


Thursday 22nd February 2018 - Linlithgow Civic Trust  Annual Lecturebruce jamieson

An unmissable date for your diary! Bruce Jamieson will be giving the LCT annual lecture for 2018. His illustrated 80 minutes talk will be on "Linlithgow Lore and Legend - debunking and reinforcing Linlithgow's history." The talk will take place at 7.30pm on Thursday 22 February 2018 in the Education Room of the Burgh Halls with space for about 45 folk. The event is free with refreshments available for a donation. Please contact John Mason on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you wish to attend. The event is open to all LBT members and we will wish to accommodate all those who want to attend first up to the 45 maximum, but if spaces are available you may wish to bring a guest - please let me know and I will keep a list of them and let you know the outcome of whether spaces are available at least 2 weeks before the talk.


Tuesday 17th July 2018 - Visit to Carmichael Mill, Clydeside.

A visit at 2pm to Carmichael Mill in Clydeside when the riverside gardens surrounding the only remaining workable water powered grain mill in Clydesdale will be at their best. There are archaeological remains of medieval grain mills from circa 1200 and a foundry, lint mill and threshing mill activity within the curtilage of the category B listed building. Also there are diverse plant habitats from saturated to bone dry allow a vast range of trees and shrubs, both ornamental and fruit, with a vegetable garden and herbaceous perennials, annuals and biennials with ornamental/wildlife pond complementing the landscape.Carmichael Mill

We will be given a guided tour by the owner Ken Fawell. Members are welcome to bring their own refreshments and snacks to eat on site. There will be a charge of £5 per person with a donation being made to Scotland Garden beneficiaries. Please contact John Mason at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would wish to go. Given the location of the Mill at Hyndford Bridge near Lanark, please can you let me know if you would be willing to provide a lift to the event for someone or if you require a lift and we will try to organise car shares accordingly.

Recent Events


Sunday 24 September – Visit to Colzium Lennox estate, Kilsyth

A successful trip took place to Colzium Lennox Estate, Kilsyth, attended by eleven members and friends.  We visited the museum which told the history of the estate and area which was unfamiliar to many of us. We enjoyed an excellent tour by North Lanarkshire gardener and volunteer Jim who showed us round the profusion of shrubs and trees in the walled garden.  Originally used to grow vegetables, fruit, flowers and exotic species for Colzium House, the garden displays a magnificence collection of plants from across the world. The visit was finished off with refreshments in the excellent new café.

Saturday/Sunday 9/10 September – Doors Open Days

LCT provided a varied programme once again in 2017, including the Regal Community Theatre and Blackburn House in Bathgate, Canal House and Crossview Studios in Linlithgow, and a number of ecclesiastical properties of interest including St Michael's Parish Church in Linlithgow and Abercorn Parish Church. Of particular interest was the chance to see Annet House and Garden for the last time before it closes it's doors and the Museum moves to its new home at the Linlithgow Partnership Centre. Bruce Jamieson, Linlithgow's eminent local historian, also provided a one and half hour walking tour of Linlithgow Cemetery at Braehead.

Saturday 26th August 2017: Engine Shed, Forthside Way, Stirling

Further to the Civic Trust Lecture in February by Dorothy Hoskins the Technical Outreach & Education Manager of Historic Environment Scotland, a visit took place to the recently opened Engine Shed at Stirling.

Friday 9th June 2017 Riddles Court, 122 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh

Linlithgow Civic Trust members were among the first members of the public to view this stunning building, a mixture of new and old, and learn about some of the restoration techniques used.

Wednesday 7th June 2017 - the Perambulation of Linlithgow Marches

This annual community walk around Linlithgow's former parliamentary boundary was well supported and enjoyed by all in glorious weather.


New Programme Co-ordinator

John Mason is the new Programme Co-ordinator and is putting together a full programme for the coming year. If you have any suggestions of places to visit, please contact John at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..