Linlithgow Visitor Information Centre – Volunteers Wanted

Visitors to Linlithgow will soon have a place to get information and directions thanks to the Linlithgow and Linlithgow Bridge Community Council. The group have recently been awarded £3500 from the Scottish Government’s Town Centre Fund to resurrect a Visitor Information Centre in the towns Burgh Halls.

The money, which was agreed at the Linlithgow ward Local Area Committee, will be used to pay for IT equipment, signage, and uniforms. Gordon Smith, Chair of the Community Council said “We are obviously delighted that we were able to secure this funding and provide a warm welcome to visitors to the town!”

The Community Council are now looking for local volunteers, with Gordon adding that “Training will be provided by Visit West Lothian and Visit Scotland and a smart uniform will be available. We think that this will appeal to local people who have a friendly personality and a desire to sell Linlithgow to our very many visitors from all over the world.”

Linlithgow has seen an increase in visitor numbers in recent time after filming for Outlander and Outlaw King, and this ‘set-jetting’ is predicted to continue.
If you feel you could be part of the team to begin this journey and help keep Linlithgow very firmly open and welcoming to our visitors please contact Gordon Smith Chair of the Community Council on 07769897865 or e-mail him at sinderins213@gmail.com

Volunteer Welcome Host

The new Museum for Linlithgow is open and we need you help!

We are looking for volunteers who are able to regularly give us 2-3 hours of their work to be Welcome Hosts. This is incredibly important to the Museum as you will be the first person visitors meet.  It is vital to ensure we can open and run all year. The role might appeal to someone interested in learning about museums, social media or marketing.

You don’t need any experience to join us and we will provide full training to you. In return you can expect the opportunity to:

  • help develop and run activities in the Museum’s new community space
  • learn new skills ranging from retail to collections management
  • meet new people in a friendly environment
  • AND plenty of tea and coffee!

Volunteers will be given a mentor who will provide support, advice and can also offer a reference in the future.  You’ll meet new people, learn new skills and support our exciting new museum in the heart of the town.

To find out more please contact our Communities Co-ordinator Julia Branch at Julia@LinlithgowHT.onmicrosoft.com or 01506670067. https://www.linlithgowmuseum.org/help