The Black Bitch Magazine need new volunteers!

The launch edition of the Black Bitch Magazine appeared in May 2011 with a planned run of 3 issues, then a review of future prospects. Initial responses in that period were very positive and the decision was taken to continue production. The magazine registered as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation in August 2011 reporting annually to OSCR.

The magazine is now in its 10th year and is looking to consolidate what has been achieved and build on that for the future. Of course, much has changed in that period and looks certain to change even more over the next 10 years.

We are interested to strengthen our admin team and would like to hear from volunteers who would like to tackle the following tasks:

: Standard bookkeeping to keep track of all the usual transactions, a couple of hours per week average.

: A distribution manager to take delivery of magazines and help prepare bundles,  one day, every 6 weeks

: A co-ordinator to link with schools and encourage young contributors

: Editorial team members, two evening meetings between each issue, to help generate new ideas, write articles or assist with admin

: And we are always looking for additional delivery folks to ease the load, cover for holidays and illness, average about 1 hour every 6 weeks.

For more information, please get in touch in the first instance with David Tait   on: on.a.lead@gmail.com

Linlithgow Burgh Trust are looking for volunteers!

Linlithgow Burgh Trust are looking for volunteers to take on various roles within the Trust, which is made up of Burgh Beautiful Linlithgow and Linlithgow Civic Trust.

Both organisations are looking for new committee members who can attend committee meetings and support with some of the admin.

The Civic Trust are looking for an organiser of the annual Perambulation of the Marches, which takes place on Wednesday before the Marches. An organiser is also required for the Doors Open Days which takes place in September.

If you are interested in helping out Burgh Beautiful, the Civic Trust and the Burgh Trust in any of these roles please contact us at secretary@lbt.scot.

Are you passionate about our local area and want to make a difference? Join the LCDT Board.

Could you use your skills and experience to help a local charity working to make Linlithgow a better place to live and work?

Linlithgow Community Development Trust is looking for new Directors to join our Board. We want to expand our Board with people who share our vision and are passionate about our local area and our community.

We are looking for local people to bring their own expertise and experience to join the Board of Directors, a group of committed volunteers passionate about continuing to strengthen the Trust as a pivotal community-led organisation in the town.  

If you have the time to commit; can think strategically; are committed to the Linlithgow area and have expertise in any of the areas below, we would love to chat with you.  

  • Fundraising, third sector and government
  • Legal/charity governance
  • Project Management
  • HR
  • Policy and strategy
  • Marketing & Digital

We are keen to increase our diversity to reflect the people which our charity serves –young and old, from the town and surrounding areas, and with a wide range of work or life experiences. We’re looking for someone who can spare 4 hours a month and can work effectively as part of a small team.

As a member of our Board of Directors you will:

  • be part of an exciting, enterprising and innovative community-led organisation
  • help to ensure that the Trust fulfils our charitable aim and vision.
  • have the opportunity to give something back to your community and make a real difference locally

ABOUT LCDT

Our aim is to make Linlithgow a better place to live and work, through a community led plan of action which provides services, amenities and/or financial support to local initiatives.

Our vision is for a thriving community that is resilient, inclusive, enterprising and sustainable, capable of dealing with ongoing change.

We have several projects underway and would like to take on more. However, we need local people with drive and enthusiasm to help us to do this! 

Amongst our current work is the delivery of the Cycle Circuit, Solar Energy, an informative Town website and employment and training opportunities for staff and volunteers.

The principles that Linlithgow Community Development Trust work to are:

  • To build a community that takes pride in, and manages, its local assets
  • To capture and build community passion, enthusiasm, ideas and skills
  • To ensure our work is financially and environmentally sustainable
  • To work closely with local people and other local groups to strengthen our combined efforts

For an informal discussion to find out more contact hello@trust-linlithgow.org.uk.

Passionate about Linlithgow and want to become a Trustee?

Linlithgow Community Development Trust are a charity and community organisation formed by residents of Linlithgow and Linlithgow Bridge to deliver change to benefit the community.  Our aim is ‘To make Linlithgow a better place to live and work, through a community led plan of action which provides services, amenities and/or financial support to local initiatives.’    Our Board of Directors is made up of between seven and fifteen volunteer Trustees. Continue reading “Passionate about Linlithgow and want to become a Trustee?”