Local Government Election 2022 Results

The count for the election will take place at West Lothian College on Friday 6 May 2022. The results will be made available using the link above.


West Lothian is home to many museums. Museums are educational, entertaining and inspirational.

Whitburn SamplerMuseums collect interesting objects and keep them safe for the future. Museums bring the objects to life by telling the stories of the people who used them to help you to understand the past and present of your community. West Lothian Council Museums Service's motto is "Preserving the Past for the Future"

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life by providing a Museums Service that focuses on the heritage, educational and leisure needs of the community - now and in the future.

West Lothian's Community Museums in libraries are open

Armadale, Blackridge, Broxburn and Whitburn Community Museums are open to visit during library opening hours. All customers will be asked to wear a mask unless exempt, follow the signage and use the one-way systems in place, hand sanitise, socially distance and use the test and protect procedure.

The Museums Service is currently delivering an altered service as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. School sessions and reminiscence loans have been relaunched. We are also continuing to focus on digital service delivery. Our new schooldays exhibition is available online at Flickr and you can visit Facebook to see regular postings from our collections.

 West Lothian  is also home to a wide variety of independent heritage attractions at

For more information on the rich collections of Scottish Museums nationwide please visit the websites of National Museums of Scotland and Museums Galleries Scotland

The objects in our collections are mostly related to the social and industrial history of West Lothian from the late nineteenth century to the present day.
Community museum spaces.
What museums can do for your school.
We have a variety of resources to enhance reminiscence work with older people in our community. The objects within them can also be used to stimulate young people to explore their culture and heritage and can offer inspiration for creative work to writers and artists.
The Museums Service has created resources for pupils and parents to use at home during the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak.
The gala day is an important day in the calendar of many villages and towns across Scotland. Unfortunately the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in the cancellation of most of this year's festivities. During this difficult time, West Lothian Council Museum Service invites you to celebrate this important community celebration.

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