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Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September 2017, Doors Open Day.  More information is to follow shortly. 


Upcoming Events

Saturday 26th August 2017 at 2.00pm at the Engine Shed, Forthside Way, Stirling, FK8 2BY

Further to the Civic Trust Lecture in February by Dorothy Hoskins the Technical Outreach & Education Manager of Historic Environment Scotland, a visit has been arranged to visit the Engine Shed, Stirling. If you are interested then please contact Chris Long, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September 2017, Doors Open Day.  More information is to follow shortly.

Recent Events

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.

Saturday 29th April 2017 - LCT AGM

The 46th, and last, Annual General Meeting of the Linlithgow Civic Trust, was held at the MacKinnon Hall, Linlithgow Bridge. This was an important milestone for the Trust which was wound up in its original form to be replaced by Linlithgow Burgh Trust. 

Tuesday 7th February 2017 - Civic Trust Lecture - Cross House by Dorothy Hoskins, Technical Outreach & Education Manager, Historic Environment Scotland.

Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 September - Doors Open Days - West Lothian

tannersWednesday 17th August - Times Past, Present and Future

Members enjoyed a short "Times Past" talk by Sybil Cavanagh, the retiring Local History Librarian, covering her views on missing coverage of local history in and around Linlithgow.  This was followed by wine and nibbles ("Times Present"). The remainder of the evening looked at “Times Future” and consideration was given to how the Trust can best meet the future. Members generally supported the proposal that Linlithgow Civic Trust and Burgh Beautiful Linlithgow should be re-constituted as a SCIO, an incorporated body with charitable status.

Saturday 23rd July - Canal Cruise to Philpstoun

cruiseAs a follow-up to last year's successful canal cruise to the Avon Aqueduct, 24 Members cruised east through Philpstoun to Fawn's Park on Saint Magdalene, skippered by member John Aitken. Buffet food and refreshments were served on board. It was a lovely evening and we thank Jean Long for preparing the excellent food.

Friday 13th May - Visit to a Modern, Sustainable House by the Forth & Clyde Canal in Falkirk

This was a special visit to view the sustainable house designed by Adam Toleman, principal at Arka Architects in Falkirk.

Saturday 23rd April - Another Chance to View the Restoration Work at Riddles Court

Owing to the popularity of the February visit, a second successful visit was held.

Saturday 2nd April – Annual General Meeting – St Peter’s Church

The 45th Annual General Meeting of Linlithgow Civic Trust was held at St Peters Church. The formal meeting was followed by the ever popular social and supper.

riddlesFriday 19th February - View the Restoration Work at Riddles Court, Edinburgh

Trust members enjoyed an unusual outing, in the form of a hard hat tour to view the ongoing restoration work at Riddle’s Court, Edinburgh. This beautiful sixteenth century ‘A’ listed building, hidden down a pend leading from the High Street, is not known to many people, yet it is of outstanding historical and architectural value spanning 400 years of Scottish history.

Tuesday 9th February - Civic Trust Talk - Cross House, Linlithgow at 7.30pm

Una Richards, Director of the Scottish Historic Buildings Trust (SHBT), gave a very interersting insight into the Trust’s role in restoring under-used historic buildings across Scotland, including the Hippodrome at Bo’ness. Most of their projects were the result of appeals for help in respect of derelict listed buildings with no commercial options open for restoration. Current projects include Riddles Court in Edinburgh, where Trust members will soon be visiting (see above), and Customs House in Leith

innerpeffrayFri 6 November 2015 - Visit to Innerpeffray Library

Civic Trust members visited the oldest lending library in Scotland on Friday, 6th November.

Members were able to view the library collection with its excellent range of books from the 16th and 17th centuries to the present day, including subjects as varied as witchcraft, animals, farming, medicine, European history and a 17th century atlas.

Programme Co-ordinator Wanted!

We are looking for a new Programme Co-ordinator. If you feel that you could fill this post, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone Chris Long on 01506 843461.