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 collections
- How to use the Library.
Thursday 22nd February 2018 - Linlithgow Civic Trust Annual Lecture
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.
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