Whitburn Partnership Centre

Now Open this Centre is located in the heart of Whitburn.

Whitburn Partnership Centre






Partnership working brings together a range of council services and partner organisations providing a "one stop shop" in the heart of local communities. Delivered throughout West Lothian, each facility breathes new life into prominent, historic buildings or deliverers purpose-built, multi-functional buildings with maximised accommodation and improved public access but also drive efficiency in overall service delivery (shared reception, offices, rooms, staff, etc.)

West Lothian Council has Partnership Centres across West Lothian, including Livingston, Armadale, Bathgate, Blackburn, Broxburn, East Calder, Fauldhouse, Linlithgow and on completion Whitburn.

The first Partnership Centre in West Lothian opened at Strathbrock in Broxburn in 2005 and the model of partnership centres has since been followed by other local authorities across Scotland. 

There have been clear and measurable benefits to the West Lothian community.  Access to a variety of services from one location within each settlement is considerably more efficient in terms of providing and receiving services thus, ensuring our citizens receive a comprehensive and contemporary customer experience.

We cannot take payments for rent and council tax at Whitburn Partnership Centre. Please go to Payment_options.pdf (westlothian.gov.uk) for information on how payments can be made.

  • Ian Tennant Library
  • Customer Information Service (CIS) centre
  • Museum

WPC External Aug 2022   Time Capsule

Whitburn primary school pupils mark moment in time

A time capsule created by Primary school pupils has been planted in the wall of the new Whitburn Partnership Centre in order to capture a piece of history for future generations.

Over one hundred pupils from Croftmalloch, Polkemmmet and Whitdale Primary Schools participated in online museum sessions before working with their class teachers to create content for the time capsule. The content includes drawings, photographs and writing. Together, they provide a snapshot into life at Whitburn primary schools today. The capsule also includes some of the pupils' thoughts and feelings about the Covid-19 lockdown. The time capsule will be opened in fifty years' time. It is hoped that it will provide future generations of residents with insight into Whitburn life in the 2020s.

West Lothian Council's Depute Leader, Kirsteen Sullivan met a selection of pupils and staff from each of the schools at the site of the new Whitburn Partnership Centre to hear more about the project.

Councillor Sullivan said: "It was fantastic to see the pupils clearly so enthused by this project and embracing being a part of the local community. They and their classmates are now a part of the rich local history of Whitburn and this will hopefully be a fond memory they will always be able to look back on.

"The new Partnership Centre will host a wide range of community facilities under one roof and is set to play a key role in the future of Whitburn." 

Maxi Construction is leading on the delivery of the new Partnership Centre facility and they assisted the pupils with the task of safely depositing the time capsule into a section of the wall in the area which will house the Whitburn Heritage Museum upon completion. 

John Aitchison, Maxi Construction's Managing Director, commented "We're delighted to continue our successful association with West Lothian Council in the provision of facilities for local communities.  We hope that the residents of Whitburn benefit greatly from the new Partnership Centre which has conserved the historic Burgh Halls and will provide multiple services in the heart of the community."

Artist appointed to design public artwork at the new Whitburn Partnership Centre

An artist has been commissioned to create a new piece of public artwork for the new Whitburn Partnership Development.

A new public artwork will be designed for the courtyard area of the new venue as part of the development at the site of the former Burgh Halls in Whitburn.

The opportunity for this commission was advertised through the Creative Scotland opportunities page and artists applied, were interviewed and Ailsa Magnus was selected through this process. 

The project is being supported by local residents who volunteer to be part of the commissioning group, who selected the artist after reviewing all the applications received. 

Ailsa Magnus has worked as a public artist in the UK for over 20 years and delivers hands on art workshops for participants to explore, casting, print making or even working with textiles. 

Ailsa has worked in Fauldhouse to design their public art project which is still currently under development and will be working in Whitburn for the duration of the construction of the new partnership centre.

To learn  more about Ailsa's art practice visit her Facebook page at Bathgate Music Festival

To see Ailsa introduce her start up to the Whitburn public art project

Or to get in touch with Ailsa directly to take part in activities planned for the Whitburn project email her at:

A number of workshops will be taking place as part of the development of the commission. Information on these will be shared in the near future.

We look forward to the project progressing and will of course keep you all updated. Remember you contact us with questions and comments etc at whitburnpartnershipcentre@westlothian.gov.uk

Plans for the New Whitburn Partnership Centre. The accommodation will host a number of partners along with the providing a new library and museum space.

Icon for pdf Whitburn PC Ground Floor Plans [977.6KB] 

Icon for pdf Whitburn PC First Floor Plans [436.33KB]  

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Part of the centre will house a museum we are looking for Volunteers that would be interested in developing this service, if interested e.mail museums@westlothian.gov.ukor call 01506 283652.

Whitburn Community Museum volunteer opportunities


Please remember you can contact us at whitburnpartnershipcentre@westlothian.gov.uk

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2 Armadale Road


EH47 0EX

West Lothian

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