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Linlithgow Civic Trust

Visits, Events and Talks













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Dr Moses Jenkins of HES


Ellie Graham of SCAPE








Future Events

Summer Programme of Visits/Future Events

The 2020 summer programme of visits were postponed owing to the situation on Covid-19. However, we hope to run the planned visits - to Wemyss Caves in East Wemyss; St Mary's Parish Church, St Mary's Pleasance Garden and the John Gray Centre in Haddington;  and to Panmure House in Edinburgh - in the Summer of 2021.

We will also not be able to hold our Annet House Winter talks due to Covid-19. However,we fill be holding an online talk at 2.30pm on Wednesday 27 January 2021 by Zoom. This will be given by Paul Everett of the British Geological Survey Building Stones team giving a talk on how the local geology in Edinburgh and West Lothian impacted on the built environment. Details will follow here and on the LBT Facebook page.


Past Events

12 February 2020 - LCT 2020 Annual Lecture

The 2020 LCT Annual Lecture was given by Geoff Bailey, Heritage Engagement Officer at Falkirk Community Trust. Geoff 's talk posed the question  “How many canals were there in Falkirk?”. He identified more than we realised, some of which are sadly no longer to be seen because of redevelopment or were never built (such as the Stirling Canal). It was a hugely entertaining and informative talk enjoyed by all.





Cross House Winter talks 2019/2020

21 January 2020 - Dr Moses Jenkins "Scotland's Holy and Healing Wells"

The third and final of the talks was given by Dr Moses Jenkins who is Senior Technical Officer with the Historic Environment Scotland Technical Research team. His entertaining talk, on Scotland's healing and holy Wells, looked at the history of magic and sacred wells in Scotland and the types of ritual performed at such sites and folk belief surrounding wells. He would be interested to hear from anyone with any good tales about Linlithgow's wells.







3 December 2019 - Ellie Graham: "Coastal Archaeology of the Forth"

The second of the Cross House talks was given by archaeologist Ellie Graham of St Andrews University (recently seen on Alice Robert's BBC2 Most Historic British Towns programme on Stirling, Channel 4's Britain at Low Tide and BBC Scotland's Scotland from the Sky).

To a packed room, Ellie gave a fascinating talk on the "archaeological digs" she has been involved with on the Higgins Neuk site near the Clackmannanshire Bridge and the Pictish Wemyss Caves (which we will visit on 7 July - see above). 


Programme Co-ordinator

Linlithgow Civic Trust organises events throught the year.  Talks and lectures are arranged during the autumn and winter and there are visits to places of interest in spring and summer. 

John Mason is the Programme Co-ordinator. If you have any suggestions of places to visit or speakers, please contact John at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..