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.

IT Volunteer wanted by LUCS

Linlithgow Union Canal Society are looking for someone to help look after the Societies IT facilities. After many many years of heading up our IT group, and looking after the myriad of IT related functions that help keep LUCS on an even keel, John Aitken has decided he would like to stand down from this important role.    I am sure everyone at LUCS would like to express their thanks for the sterling work John has contributed to the Society as IT Coordinator, heading up the IT group.
While we are obviously very sad to see John stepping down from this position, it may be that with the current imposed “lockdown” and things being a bit quieter, this may be an ideal time for someone else to take on this role.
Do you have an interest in IT ?
Have you experience in the IT industry ? (not strictly necessary)
Would you like to help the Society ? (much of the work can be done from home)
If you think you can help even in a small way, we would be delighted to hear from you.  Please contact us at ezine@lucs.org.uk.

Volunteering Opportunites with Burgh Beautiful

Do you want to contribute to making Linlithgow a more colourful, cleaner, more interesting and more beautiful place?  Burgh Beautiful Linlithgow, an entirely voluntary organisation with no paid staff, is always on the look-out for public-spirited local residents to help us achieve our objectives.   Here are some of our current opportunities:

  • Gardening, whether as an individual, with friends or as part of a group – no prior experience required and training will be given as necessary.  Currently, we particularly need help to sustain the Water Yett gardens (until now the devoted work of Eileen Murray), so some ‘green fingers’ may be a help there!  We would also like someone willing to volunteer to work with Scouts, Guides and similar groups on gardening projects and also to help with the floral gardens around the Mill Road crossroads at Linlithgow Bridge.
  • Public consultation – helping with forthcoming events to involve the public and schoolchildren in our new public art projects.
  • General labouring work such as planting trees, cutting turf, helping at our Clarendon base, cleaning up the town prior to judges’ visits, litter picks, etc (much of this is group working).
  • Preparatory work for visits by judges from Beautiful Scotland or Britain in Bloom, including help with listing improvements to be made, preparation of the judges’ portfolio, compilation of a ‘Powerpoint’ presentation on the wonders of Linlithgow, organisation of the judges’ route and those attending, and catering arrangements.
  • Working with Local Businesses, particularly to encourage floral displays in the High Street.
  • Fundraising and Publicity – we need help with the organisation of fund-raising events such as our Autumn Fair and our stall at the Advent Fayre – and new ideas for raising money!  We would also like help with our website, social media activity and keeping our input to this website up to date!
  • Working with Young People – we could do with one or more new members on our Youth Working Group, dealing with such matters as liaison with schools and children’s and young people’s voluntary organisations.

If you are at all interested in any of these volunteering opportunities, please do not hesitate to email us at mailto:bbl@lbt.scot.

Support the Union Canal by volunteering with LUCS

Linlithgow Union Canal Society Leaflet describing Volunteer activitiesWithout the dedication of thousands of volunteers our waterways would eventually fall into disrepair, leaving millions of lives poorer.   Would you like to volunteer with LUCS? Our team of volunteers love to keep active, meet new friends and do their bit to keep their local canal a special place.  You can come along to the canal basin on a Saturday morning to discuss becoming a volunteer with one of our already active members. Even if you can only spare a few hours during the ‘open’ season (Easter to the end of September) you will be made very welcome.

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Passionate about Climate Change? Transition Linlithgow needs you….

Transition Linlithgow are committed to tackling climate change with the community. We are part of the Transition Network. This is an international movement of community-led initiatives exploring the benefits of sustainable living.  They also raise awareness of issues associated to climate change.

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