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A Task Force is to investigate the potential impact that the reduction in the number of free to use cash machines  is having on West Lothian, and especially on those residents living in poverty. This follows a report at a meeting of West Lothian Council Partnership and Resources Policy Development Scrutiny Panel (PDSP) which identified that the number of free...
Winchburgh is shown as a village divided by wealth in an online map released this week by SIMD, but also the research has shown a much improved outlook in terms of deprivation reduction since the map was last produced in 2016. The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) report for 2020 was released this week and shows that parts of...
The council’s Executive has agreed a draft Gaelic Language Plan for West Lothian Council, to be presented to  the Bòrd na Gaidhlig. The body was set up by the Scottish Government in 2005 to promote and facilitate the promotion of the use and understanding of the Gaelic language, Gaelic education and Gaelic culture. To date Labour controlled West Lothian Council...
What is the best way to eat Haggis? Tonight is the night to find out! Burns Night marks the anniversary of Robert Burns’ birth on the 25th of January each year. The first Burns supper was held in July 1801 when nine of Burns’ close friends got together to mark the fifth anniversary of their friend’s death. Taking place at Burns...
Fly tippers struck again last night on Winchburgh's backroads with locals fearing a serial offender is to blame, with Labour controlled West Lothian Council also under fire for cuts to  recycling centre opening times. A couple of dozen rubbish bags, thought to mainly contain used clothes and food containers, were dumped yesterday in the middle of Peniel Place heading North...