Archives and Records Management
West Lothian Council Archives and Records Centre preserves and makes accessible records relating to the history of West Lothian.
West Lothian Council Archives is responsible for preserving and making accessible records reflecting the history of both local government and the wider community in West Lothian.
What are Archives?
The archival holdings date from the 16th century to the present day and include local authority records and private deposits comprising:
- School records
- Poor Law records
- Business records
- Estate papers
The main collections include the records of:
- West Lothian Council
- West Lothian County and District Councils
- Livingston Development Corporation
- Linlithgow Incorporation of Wrights
- Bob Wallace photographic collection
- Bathgate Forge
On-site visits are currently not available but enquiries can be made by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to West Lothian Council Archives and Records, Kirkton Service Centre, 1 Lister Road, Livingston, EH54 7BL.
Archives welcomes donations of records from individuals and organisations.
A list of the archive collections held by West Lothian Council Archives has been compiled by the Scottish Archive Network (SCAN). The SCAN website also includes details of historical records relating to West Lothian held elsewhere.