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.

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

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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